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Tuesday 17 April 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Siddharth Narayan and Siddharth . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turtle's Progress. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Temple of Apshai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn

Pinwheel

Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Anno domini 1573

Starring: Fabijan Sovagovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Franjo Majetic, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Movies

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

Dawn of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

Country: United States

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Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Facts:
  • Schoolchildren in the Central African Empire are arrested (and around 100 killed) for protesting against compulsory school uniforms. An African judicial commission later determines that Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa quotalmost certainlyquot took part in the massacre.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Islam, The Militant Revival' from a painting entitled 'The Call to Prayer' by Jean Leon Gerome court
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8636
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Three Mile Island -- Apr. 9, 1979

Books

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

Nurse

By: Peggy Anderson

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

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Proteus

By: Morris West

John Spada publicly runs an enormous multi-national corporation, privately he heads Proteus, a clandestine resistance movement. His aim is to free prisoners of conscience wherever they may be.

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The Culture Of Narcissism

By: Christopher Lasch

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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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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