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Wednesday 18 April 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nuria Fergo and Kourtney Kardashian. 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. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Proteus by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turtle's Progress. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Ozma Wars.
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 ?

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Real People premieres on NBC TV
  • Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent.

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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 ?

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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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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Chesapeake

By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance


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