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Monday 23 April 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lauri Ylönen and Jaime King. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Heart Of Glass by Blondie. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turtle's Progress. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Monkey Magic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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Dawn of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn


Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Anno domini 1573

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1979 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Blair Peach: New Zealand-born anti-fascist (Born 1946).

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Homosexuality -- Apr. 23, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8637
  • Time: Islam, The Militant Revival' from a painting entitled 'The Call to Prayer' by Jean Leon Gerome court


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

The Bronx Zoo

By: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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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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By: Arthur Hailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

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Ghost Story

By: Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

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

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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