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Saturday 13 January 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jill Wagner and Katy Brand. 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 Evergreen by Belva Plain 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 ABPA Backgammon or Sundance.
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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

Which were the important events of 13 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
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Facts:
  • Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam.

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Books

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

Evergreen

By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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Julia Child & Company

By: Julia Child

Julia Child

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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Eye Of The Needle

By: Ken Follett

The worldwide phenomenon from the author of Edge of Eternity.His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Asteroids

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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