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Thursday 6 September 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Annika Lurz and Brandon Silvestry. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Read All About It!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutie Q or Auto Racing.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Read All About It!

Starring: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Country: Canada


Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Prisoner: Cell Block H

Starring: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Country: Australia

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Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 September 1979 ?

  • United States - National Stillbirth Remembrance Day in 39 states
  • RC Saints - a Saint Bega or Bee of Cumbria and a Sankt Mang of Fnssen
  • Bulgaria - Unification Day
  • Canada - Stillbirth Remembrance Day in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario
  • Pakistan - Defence Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Pan opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • Nicaragua and Uganda recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Sport Games on 6 September 1979

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Denver Broncos : 13 - 9
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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1979?

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


By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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Broca'S Brain

By: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

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By: Trevanian

Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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