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Wednesday 11 July 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. 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. Dracula, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) 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 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)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Claude Wagner: French Canadian judge and politician (Born 1925).
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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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 ?

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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