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Thursday 13 September 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lidia Avila and Geike Arnaert. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Struck by Lightning. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Star Blazers

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

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Read All About It!

Starring: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Country: Canada


Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 September 1979 ?

  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • China PR performs nuclear test
  • South Africa grants independence to the ''homeland'' of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).

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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1979?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8657
  • Time: Photographer Ansel Adams. Inset: Jimmy Carter by Arthur Grace.


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

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 Dead Zone

By: Stephen King

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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By: William Goldman

London published Fiction

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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