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Thursday 22 March 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aaron North and Mariah Leanne. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anno domini 1573. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Monaco GP.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Anno domini 1573

Starring: Fabijan Sovagovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Franjo Majetic, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 March 1979 ?

  • Blessed Genta of Maaseik
  • The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • World Water Day.
  • Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
  • Saint Octavian
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ben Lyon: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse).
  • NHL votes to accept four WHA teams (Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, and Hartford Whalers).
  • Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt.

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

  • Time: Inset: Pontiac Phoenix. Painting by Burt Silverman. Inset: by Steve Northup/Camera 5.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8632
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robin Williams -- Mar. 12, 1979


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

The Culture Of Narcissism

By: Christopher Lasch

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

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Sophia, Living And Loving

By: A.E. Hotchner

William Morrow, 1979, 1st, Very good., Ex-library copy with dust jacket. Text clean. 215 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos. First edition.

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Dubin'S Lives

By: Bernard Malamud

With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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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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Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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