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Thursday 19 April 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kate Hudson and Mariah Billado. 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. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Super Invader.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Little Romance

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

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Saint Jack

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

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An Almost Perfect Affair

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica

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Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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The Evictors

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon

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TV Series

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

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

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Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Worzel Gummidge

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You Can't Do That on Television

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

Country: Canada

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Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
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Facts:
  • FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn NY)
  • Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
  • Following a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees' Goose Gossage and Cliff Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb.

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Books

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

Overload

By: Arthur Hailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

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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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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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A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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