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Tuesday 10 July 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gong Yoo and Mvondo Atangana. 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. Breaking Away, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Attack or Tail Gunner.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

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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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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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


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

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 July 1979 ?

  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
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Famous Deaths:
  • Arthur Fiedler: American conductor most noted for his series of free outdoor concerts, the beloved Boston Pops.
  • Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion

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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.


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

There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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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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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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