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Tuesday 9 January 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 Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rentner haben niemals Zeit. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Monaco GP.
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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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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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The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Late Late Lien Show

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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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Stories Of John Cheever

By: John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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Bright Flows The River

By: Taylor Caldwell

Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

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Julia Child & Company

By: Julia Child

Julia Child

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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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

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Home videos

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

Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Shamus

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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