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Wednesday May 16, 1979

US date format: 5/16/1979, UK date format: 16/5/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kaila Yu and Jessica Morris. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Head On or Lunar Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1979

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Movies

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

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States

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Woyzeck

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

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Wise Blood

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

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The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Country: United States

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The Prisoner of Zenda

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

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TV Series

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

Carga Pesada

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Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

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Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Worzel Gummidge

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
  • FC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel, Switzerland.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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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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A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Home videos

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

Eyes of Laura Mars

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Shenandoah

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Harder They Fall

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Anderson Tapes

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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