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Monday 9 July 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Suzanne Stokes and Ella Koon. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. 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 Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Space Fever.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 9 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
  • Palau - Constitution Day.
  • Argentina - Independence Day.
  • Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Dr Walter Massey is named director of Argonne national Lab.
  • Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter.
  • A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by famed ''Nazi hunters'' Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1979?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: OPEC's Squeeze -- July 9, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8648
  • Time: Inset: Nicaragua rebel by Matthew Naythons.

Books

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

Shibumi

By: Trevanian

Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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Ghost Story

By: Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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