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Thursday 11 October 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larusso (singer) and Gabe Saporta. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Space Fever.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda

Country: United States

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Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • Most Happy Fella opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing the CAT scan.

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

The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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The White Album

By: Joan Didion

First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

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Broca'S Brain

By: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

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Shadow Of The Moon

By: M.M. Kaye

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: TRS-80

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

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