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Wednesday 7 February 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cerina Vincent and Yuriy Krivtsov. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Monaco GP.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States


Starring: Peter Lustig

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 February 1979 ?

  • Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
  • Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
  • Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Josef Mengele near Sao Paulo: Brazil (attributed in 1985); German experimental doctor, the Angel of Death, conducted inhuman medical experiments at the concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • Dr Josef Mengele: German, Nazi war criminal (Born 1911).
  • Supertrain, TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
  • Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for West Indies versus India at Kanpur.
  • Pink Floyd premiere their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles, California.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Darryl Sittler scores NHL record ten points (6 goals).

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

War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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By: Brian Froud and Alan Lee

A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

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The World According To Garp

By: John Irving

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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