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Sunday 8 July 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andre and Mat McBriar. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Dracula, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Space.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dracula

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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The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich

Country: United States

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Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Country: United States

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The Muppet Movie

Directed by: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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Facts:
  • Congo adopts constitution
  • Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Los Angeles passes its gay and lesbian civil rights bill.

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Books

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

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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You Don'T Have To Be In Who'S Who To Know What'S What

By: Sam Levenson

First Edition - full numberline. Hardcover with DJ. Mild shelf and edge wear from normal handling. Not price clipped, not a remainder.

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Sphinx

By: Robin Cook

It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to

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Ss-Gb

By: Len Deighton

What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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