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Wednesday 14 March 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Anelka and Chris Klein. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell 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 Invasion Orion or Starhawk.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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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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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 14 March 1979 ?

  • Albania - Summer Day: Albanian holiday Summer is celebrated in this day in Elbasan and its surroundings.
  • Pi Day - unofficial mathematics holiday.
  • Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honor of Mars were held.
  • Saint Mathildis
  • Saint Paulina
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nicolas Anelka: French football (soccer) player, who played for various teams at senior level (1996-2014).
  • Chris Klein: American actor.
  • Sead Ramovic: German-born Bosnian footballer.
  • Christopher Cox: American noted family, the first child of Edward and Patricia Nixon Cox, the grandson of President Richard Nixon.
  • Kizzy : Pop Singer.
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  • In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.

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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 ?

Bright Flows The River

By: Taylor Caldwell

Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

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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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By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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