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Monday 16 July 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fat Man (atomic explosion) and Jayma Mays. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Pacific Inferno, directed by Rolf Bayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warrior or Speed Freak.
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Movies

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

Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

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Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States

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The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

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Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ride on Stranger

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Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Premier / President al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
  • Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.

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Books

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

Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Ghost Story

By: Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

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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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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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