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Tuesday January 9, 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 9, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lavinia Magruder and Athanassios Prittas. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Danger UXB. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Radar Scope.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 9 January 1979

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Movies

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

Ernesto

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Turi Ferro

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The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

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Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States

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Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha

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Comes a Horseman

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

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TV Series

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

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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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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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 9 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
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Facts:
  • Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin.
  • High-school basketball player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throw.
  • US Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.
  • The ''Music for UNICEF Concert'' is held at the United Nations General Assembly to raise money for UNICEF and promote the Year of the Child. It is broadcast the following day in the United States and around the world. Hosted by The Bee Gees, other performers include Donna Summer, ABBA, Rod Stewart and Earth, Wind amp Fire. A soundtrack album is later released.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 09, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

By: Ann Landers

Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

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American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Julia Child & Company

By: Julia Child

Julia Child

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Home videos

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

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Taming of the Shrew

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Born Free

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Fun with Dick and Jane

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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