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Wednesday 21 February 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Love Hewitt and Nathalie Dechy. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Djavolje sjeme. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deep Scan or Space Fever.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1979 ?

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Nathalie Dechy: French tour tennis player, a three-time doubles Grand Slam champion, winning the 2006 US Open women's doubles title with Vera Zvonareva, the 2007 French Open mixed doubles title with Andy Ram, and the 2007 US Open women's doubles title with Dinara Safina.
  • Jordan Peele: Comedian.
  • Carlito (wrestler)
  • Pascal Chimbonda: Guadeloupean-French professional footballer (soccer player) who plays as a defender for French Ligue 2 side AC Arles-Avignon.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)

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

The Stories Of John Cheever

By: John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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Fools Die

By: Mario Puzo

From the blockbuster author of The Godfather, here is the international and New York Times bestseller about the feverish world of a big-time gambler.

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The Sixth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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