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Tuesday 21 August 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aiesha Lee Hendrick and Ashley Whitney. In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, 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 Carol Burnett & Company. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Space.
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 ?

Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Prisoner: Cell Block H

Starring: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Country: Australia

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Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Facts:
  • Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Judging the Judges -- Aug. 20, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8654
  • Time: Inset:, U.S. Secretary State Henry Kissinger by Dennis Brack.

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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A Woman Of Substance

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

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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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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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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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Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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