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Thursday 19 April 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 19, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kate Hudson and Challen Sievers in Downers Grove. 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 The Coup by John Updike 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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What the sky looked like on 19 April 1979

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 19, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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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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Good As Gold

By: Joseph Heller

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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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?

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Gilda

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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