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Tuesday 17 July 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Vogel and QPark . 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. The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeon of Death or Sundance.
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 months ?

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich

Country: United States

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Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Facts:
  • Simone Veil becomes Chairman of European Parliament
  • 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo, Norway.
  • Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Skylab -- July 16, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8649
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: OPEC's Squeeze -- July 9, 1979

Books

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

To Set The Record Straight

By: John J. Sirica

To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

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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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Shibumi

By: Trevanian

Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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Broca'S Brain

By: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco


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