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Friday 20 July 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 Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian or The Datestones of Ryn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1979

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Movies

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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Khandaan

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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The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

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

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Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States

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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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Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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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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Ghost Story

By: Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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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?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Gilda

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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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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