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Friday July 20, 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 20, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Baydemir and Adam Rose. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Pacific Inferno, directed by Rolf Bayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Lunar Rescue.
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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1979

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

Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

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Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States

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The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

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TV Series

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

Ride on Stranger

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Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1979 ?

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
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  • 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Washington

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 20, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1979 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
  2. Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
  3. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
  4. Chic - Good Times
  5. Makin' It - David Naughton
  6. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire
  7. I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
  8. Shine A Little Love - Electric Light Orchestra
  9. John Stewart - Gold
  10. She Believes In Me - Kenny Rogers
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
  2. Chic - Good Times
  3. Turn Off The Lights - Teddy Pendergrass
  4. ConFunkShun - Chase Me
  5. The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
  6. Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
  7. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
  8. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
  9. KC And The Sunshine Band - Do You Wanna Go Party
  10. I'm A Sucker For Your Love - Teena Marie


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

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

By: Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

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A Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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By: Trevanian

Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

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Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Temple of Apshai

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

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

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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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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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 New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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