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Wednesday 7 March 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo Brana and Rodrigo Braña. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Hair, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Fools Die by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trek-80 or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 March 1979 ?

  • Albania ? Teacher's Day
  • Catholicism ? Feast day of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, patron saint of married women
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Famous Deaths:
  • Guiomar Novaes: pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at age 84.
  • Klaus Egge: Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at age 72.
  • Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro and amateur umpires.
  • The largest Magnetar (Soft gamma repeater) event is recorded.

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

Fools Die

By: Mario Puzo

From the blockbuster author of The Godfather, here is the international and New York Times bestseller about the feverish world of a big-time gambler.

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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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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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By: F. Lee Bailey

Secrets, by Bailey, F. Lee

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: TRS-80

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley



Platform: TRS-80

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