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Saturday January 20, 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rob Bourdon and Will Young. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Love on the Run, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turnabout. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Space.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1979

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Movies

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

Love on the Run

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

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Search and Destroy

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow, George Kennedy

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Screams of a Winter Night

Directed by: James L. Wilson

Starring: Matt Borel, Gil Glasgow, Patrick Byers, Mary Agen Cox

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Ernesto

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Turi Ferro

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Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rentner haben niemals Zeit

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A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rob Bourdon: Drummer.
  • Will Young: English singer-songwriter and actor who shot to fame after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise.
  • Yseult Gervy: Dutch pro swimmer who placed 25th in the Atlanta Olympics in the 100m backstroke.
  • Jérôme Thomas: French boxer, competing in the flyweight (–51 kg) division.
  • Asaka Kubo: Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century.
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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Wanderings

By: Chaim Potok

A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

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Wifey

By: Judy Blume

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot

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The Stand

By: Stephen King

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Home videos

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

Duel

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Harder They Fall

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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