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Thursday 20 December 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tamara Grosvenor and Ramon Rodriguez. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 D'artagnan and Three Musketeers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Head On or Temple of Apshai.
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 months ?

D'artagnan and Three Musketeers

Starring: Mikhail Boyarskiy, Venyamin Smekhov, Igor Starygin, Valentin Smirnitskiy

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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Bob a Bobek, králíci z klobouku

Starring: Josef Dvorák

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tamara Grosvenor: British heiress, the eldest child of billionaire, landowner, peer, and businessman, Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, the third richest Briton as of 2015.
  • Ramon Rodriguez: TV Actor.
  • David DeJesus: American baseball player.
  • Benedikte Kruse: Norwegian singer and actress (Pitsj).
  • George Lamb: English radio and television host.
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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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Shadow Of The Moon

By: M.M. Kaye

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

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Serpentine

By: Thomas Thompson

With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj.

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Memories Of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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