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Wednesday 24 January 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tatyana M Ali in New York City and Leandro Desabato. 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 Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Osma ofanziva. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Head On or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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

Telford's Change

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Please Stand By

Starring: Tom Logan, Richard Schaal

Country: United States

The Great Egg Race

Starring: Heinz Wolff, Johnny Ball, Hilary Henson, Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
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Facts:
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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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

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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