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Saturday 21 April 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Édouard Fillias and James McAvoy. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turtle's Progress. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Speed Freak.
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 ?

Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Movies

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

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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Dawn of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

Country: United States

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Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 April 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Édouard Fillias: French classical liberal activist of Spanish origin.
  • James McAvoy: Scottish actor, best known for his roles in "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Wanted", "The Last King of Scotland", "Atonement", and as Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class".
  • Cindy Kurleto: Austrian-Filipino model and actress.
  • Tobias Linderoth: French-Swedish footballer and coach.
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Facts:
  • Carmelina closes at St. James Theater NYC after 17 performances

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Islam, The Militant Revival' from a painting entitled 'The Call to Prayer' by Jean Leon Gerome court
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8636
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Three Mile Island -- Apr. 9, 1979

Books

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

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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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Asteroids

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley


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