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Tuesday 11 December 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clélie Mathias and Rider Strong. 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. Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Armor Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Country: United States

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The Electric Horseman

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

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Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

Country: United States

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Cuba

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

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C.H.O.M.P.S.

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann

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TV Series

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

Lord Schmetterhemd

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Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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Der Millionenbauer

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House Calls

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Claire Carleton: actress (Alice - Cimarron City), dies at age 66 in New York City.
  • James J Gibson: American perceptual psychologist (Born 1904).
Facts:
  • Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

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Books

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

White House Years

By: Henry Kissinger

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

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Connections

By: James Burke

How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer?

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The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Home videos

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

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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