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Tuesday 24 April 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Lynn Howard and Laurentia Tan. 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 Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turtle's Progress. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Barrier.
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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 24 April 1979 ?

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Carroll: American archbishop ex-Jesuit founder of Georgetown University (d. 1815).
  • Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election.

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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 ?


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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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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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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