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Friday 12 January 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jenny Schmidgall and Julien Kapek. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Julia Child & Company by Julia Child was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Innes Book of Records. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Deep Scan.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Pusteblume

Starring: Peter Lustig

Telford's Change

Starring: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Please Stand By

Starring: Tom Logan, Richard Schaal

Country: United States

Movies

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

Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jenny Schmidgall: Ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics - 1998).
  • Julien Kapek: French athlete, a triple jumper whose personal best is 17.
  • Jinkee Pacquiao: Filipino politician, currently serving as the vice governor of Sarangani, a province of the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
  • Marian Hossa: Slovak ice hockey player.
  • Marián Hossa: Slovak ice hockey player.
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Facts:
  • Record blizzard strikes American midwest killing over 100.
  • Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham, Washington.
  • 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win.

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Books

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Julia Child & Company

By: Julia Child

Julia Child

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The Stories Of John Cheever

By: John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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The Praise Singer

By: Mary Renault

In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece when tyrants kept an unsteady rule and poetry, music, and royal patronage combined to

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The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

By: Ann Landers

Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

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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Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega


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