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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 Mohib Mirza and Stuart Dew. 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 Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutie Q or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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Old Newspapers

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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

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Big Jim and the Figaro Club

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1979 ?

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

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Magazine Covers

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'.

Books

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

Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Asteroids

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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