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Sunday 11 November 1979, Veteran's Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Heartache Tonight by Eagles. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Football.
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 ?

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

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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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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Quadrophenia

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Country: United States

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Fascination

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Ma, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire

Country: United States

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Sisters of the Gion

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Yko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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Facts:
  • Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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