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Sunday August 12, 1979

US date format: 8/12/1979, UK date format: 12/8/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Cindy Klassen and Austra Skujytė. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Trek-80.
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Movies

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

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

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The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

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Doing Time

Directed by: Dick Clement

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

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Americathon

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

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North Dallas Forty

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

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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 12 August 1979 ?

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Facts:
  • Whoopee! closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Iran press censors start massive book burnings
  • Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin

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Planetary positions on August 12, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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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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A Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

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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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

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

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Home videos

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

Eyes of Laura Mars

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Fun with Dick and Jane

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Taming of the Shrew

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Breakout

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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