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Sunday 21 October 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Khalil Greene and Gabe Gross. 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. Tess, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Tail Gunner.
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What the sky looked like on 21 October 1979

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Movies

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

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States

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The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

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Bloodbath

Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Win Wells, Richard Todd

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Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

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Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

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TV Series

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

Der Millionenbauer

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Working Stiffs

Directed by: Createspace

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Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

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A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
  • Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.

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Sport Games on 21 October 1979

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - San Francisco 49ers : 15 - 20
  • Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 14 - 13
  • Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 27 - 30
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns : 27 - 28
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Books

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

Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Bronx Zoo

By: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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The Establishment

By: Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War ...

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The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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Videogames

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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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Gilda

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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