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Wednesday July 11, 1979

US date format: 7/11/1979, UK date format: 11/7/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eric Abidal and Jax Taylor. 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. Khandaan, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Beam Invader.
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 ?

Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States of America

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

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The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

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Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Ride on Stranger

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Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
  • Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
  • American Skylab space station enters the atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates.
  • America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • Kiribati declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • A ''Disco Demolition Night'' publicity stunt goes awry at Comiskey Park, forcing the Chicago White Sox to forfeit their game against the Detroit Tigers.

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Books

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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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Good As Gold

By: Joseph Heller

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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Chesapeake

By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

By: Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Home videos

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

The Deep

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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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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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