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Friday 16 February 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Valentino Rossi and Stéphane Dalmat. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Djavolje sjeme. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Temple of Apshai.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

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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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 February 1979 ?

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Valentino Rossi: Italian motorcycle racer, he holds first place in all time 500 cc/MotoGP race wins standings.
  • Stéphane Dalmat: French footballer (soccer player) who played as a midfielder.
  • Emma Louise: DeSilets; Miss Washington Teen-USA (1997).
  • Eric Mun: American-South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa).
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Harrison releases Blow Away

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

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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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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The Sixth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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By: Chaim Potok

A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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