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Saturday 18 August 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Mikhaylin and Mohib Mirza. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Good Times by Chic. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Cutie Q.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Prisoner: Cell Block H

Starring: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Country: Australia

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Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1979 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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  • Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
  • Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter

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

  • Time: Inset:, U.S. Secretary State Henry Kissinger by Dennis Brack.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8653
  • Time: Leadership in America' featuring special section on '50 faces for the future'.


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

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

By: Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

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A Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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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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The White Album

By: Joan Didion

First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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