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Monday August 13, 1979

US date format: 8/13/1979, UK date format: 13/8/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Kasia Smutniak and Kamya Panjabi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Good Times by Chic. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Kaala Patthar, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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Movies

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Kaala Patthar

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

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Zombie

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Country: United States of America

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Fish Hawk

Directed by: Donald Shebib

Starring: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

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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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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 13 August 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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Facts:
  • Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits

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Planetary positions on August 13, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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The Island

By: Peter Benchley

Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, 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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Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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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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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Taming of the Shrew

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Gilda

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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