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Saturday 22 September 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jericho Rosales and Emilie Autumn. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Luna, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or The Datestones of Ryn.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Star Blazers

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

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Read All About It!

Starring: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 September 1979 ?

  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
  • Saint Jonas
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  • Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
  • Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
  • The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.

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

  • Time: Cyrus Vance and Fidel Castro
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8658
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979


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

The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

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