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Monday 15 October 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jaci Velasquez and Ehrinn Cummings. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Cosmic Guerilla.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

...And Justice for All.

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda

Country: United States

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Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1979 ?

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stadium)
  • Chinese Premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • Military coup in El Salvador: President / General Carlos Romero flees
  • In Imperial Valley, California, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurs.
  • New York Knicks retire second number, 10, Walt Frazier.

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Sport Games on 15 October 1979

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  • Minnesota Vikings - New York Jets : 7 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope John Paul II -- Oct. 15, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8662
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico's Lopez Portill -- Oct. 8, 1979


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

Quest For The Best

By: Stanley Marcus

Who better to know what is “the best” than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years?

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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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The Bronx Zoo

By: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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