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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. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ozma Wars or Temple of Apshai.
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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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1979 ?

  • 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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  • 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

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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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


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

Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

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The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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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

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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