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Thursday 22 February 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Débora Falabella and Armelle Deutsch. 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 47 Ronin, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Djavolje sjeme. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or NASL Soccer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

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 Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

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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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 22 February 1979 ?

  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
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Famous Deaths:
  • St. Lucia gains independence from Britain
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Metroparks Zoo's Primate and Cat Building is dedicated.
  • Billy Martin named manager of Oakland Athletics.
  • Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
  • Last ever meeting of annual Assay Commission at US Mint in Philadelphia.

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

The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Bright Flows The River

By: Taylor Caldwell

Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

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By: Brian Froud and Alan Lee

A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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