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Monday 22 January 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Winiger and Carlos Ruiz. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. while American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Osma ofanziva. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ozma Wars or Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

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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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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The Deer Hunter

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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


Starring: Peter Lustig

Telford's Change

Starring: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 January 1979 ?

  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonid Brezhnev -- Jan. 22, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8623
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crescent of Crisis -- Jan. 15, 1979


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

American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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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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The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

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

Publisher: Sega

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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