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Thursday February 8, 1979

US date format: 2/8/1979, UK date format: 8/2/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 8, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Denisa Chládková and Lionel Cappone. 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. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, 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 You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Aim for the Ace!.
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What the sky looked like on 8 February 1979

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Movies

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

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

Country: United States

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

Starring: Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine

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Agatha

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

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Quintet

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

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The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

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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Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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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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Rentner haben niemals Zeit

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A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.

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Planetary positions on February 08, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Chesapeake

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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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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The Stand

By: Stephen King

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

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Faeries

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Home videos

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

Eyes of Laura Mars

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Shenandoah

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Fun with Dick and Jane

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Harry and Walter Go to New York

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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