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Tuesday 16 October 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kristy Hinze and Nicola Blackwood. 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 The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Trek-80.
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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

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  • A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.

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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 ?

The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou


Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Platform: TRS-80

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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