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Saturday 20 October 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Krasinski and Paul O'Connell. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Ozma Wars.
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 ?

The Rose of Versailles

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

Country: Japan

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The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

...And Justice for All.

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda

Country: United States

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10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bob Dylan appears on SNL
  • John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1979?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope John Paul II -- Oct. 15, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8662
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico's Lopez Portill -- Oct. 8, 1979

Books

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

Shibumi

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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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Quest For The Best

By: Stanley Marcus

Who better to know what is “the best” than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years?

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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