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Saturday 20 January 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 In Search Of History by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turnabout. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Dungeon of Death.
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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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Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha

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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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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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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

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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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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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The Buchwald Stops Here

By: Art Buchwald

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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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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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Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Home videos

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

Bell, Book and Candle

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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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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