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Monday 12 March 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pete Doherty and Dado Kamissoko. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Fever or Space.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 March 1979 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
  • Mauritius - National Day.
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What news were making the headlines those days in March 1979?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robin Williams -- Mar. 12, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8631
  • Time: Communists at War


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


By: Peggy Anderson

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

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A Time For Truth

By: William E. Simon

A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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