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Saturday 6 January 1979, Epiphany

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 6, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Camila Grey and Le Comte de Bouderbala. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Coup by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rentner haben niemals Zeit. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Heiankyo Alien.
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What the sky looked like on 6 January 1979

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ernesto

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Turi Ferro

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Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States

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Felicity

Directed by: John D. Lamond

Starring: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

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Carry on Emmannuelle

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

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The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

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A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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Telford's Change

Starring: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 06, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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The Far Pavilions

By: M.M. Kaye

This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

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Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Anderson Tapes

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Shamus

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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