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Sunday 18 March 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adam Levine and Danneel Harris. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anno domini 1573. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Invasion Orion.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Directed by: Milos Forman

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

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Anno domini 1573

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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 March 1979 ?

  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
  • Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
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  • On the 20th Century closes at St. James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.
  • Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday, Iran.
  • Ten miners die in a methane gas explosion at Golborne Colliery near Wigan, Lancashire. BBC “On this Day”

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robin Williams -- Mar. 12, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8631
  • Time: Communists at War


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


By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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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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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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