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Tuesday 7 August 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Fidanza and Faruq Tauheed. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Prisoner: Cell Block H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monaco GP or Football.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 August 1979 ?

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  • Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.

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

The Vicar Of Christ

By: Walter F. Murphy

The New York Times Bestseller is now available in its 35th Anniversary Edition, featuring an extensive new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S.

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The Island

By: Peter Benchley

Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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