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Wednesday 19 September 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noemie Lenoir and Dannielle Brent. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4-Player Bowling Alley or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Star Blazers

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

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Read All About It!

Starring: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Country: Canada

Movies

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

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 September 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
  • Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
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Facts:
  • No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Cyrus Vance and Fidel Castro
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8658
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979

Books

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

Quest For The Best

By: Stanley Marcus

Who better to know what is “the best” than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years?

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears


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