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Sunday 16 September 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aileen Celeste and Fanny . In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Struck by Lightning. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Struck by Lightning

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

Country: United States

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Star Blazers

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

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Read All About It!

Starring: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Country: Canada

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 23rd Ryder Cup: US, 17-11 at Greenbrier
  • Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
  • Nancy Lopez / JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium.
  • Two families flee from East Germany by balloon.

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Sport Games on 16 September 1979

NFL
American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Cleveland Browns : 10 - 13
  • Buffalo Bills - San Diego Chargers : 19 - 27
  • Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys : 20 - 24
  • Denver Broncos - Atlanta Falcons : 20 - 17
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8657
  • Time: Photographer Ansel Adams. Inset: Jimmy Carter by Arthur Grace.

Books

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

A Woman Of Substance

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

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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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Good As Gold

By: Joseph Heller

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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