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Monday 10 December 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matt Bentley and Iain Brunnschweiler. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Duchess of Duke Street. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Trek-80.
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 ?

The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Jerk

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams

Country: United States

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1941

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams

Country: United States

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Country: United States

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Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 December 1979 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ann Dvorak: Actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67.
Facts:
  • Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster (Life is Worth Living), dies from a heart attack in New York City, New York at age 84.
  • Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament.
  • Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.

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Sport Games on 10 December 1979

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Houston Oilers : 17 - 20
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Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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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

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80


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