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Monday 24 September 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Erin Chambers and Fabio Aurelio. 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. Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The White Album by Joan Didion 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 Monkey Magic or Space.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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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

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  • CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
  • Ghana adopts constitution
  • Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
  • Russian ice skaters Protopopov and Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

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  • Dallas Cowboys - Cleveland Browns : 7 - 26
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The White Album

By: Joan Didion

First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

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The Dead Zone

By: Stephen King

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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To Catch A King

By: Harry Patterson

In July, 1940, Hitler's terrifying war machine is headed toward England. In its wake, he plans to enthrone puppet monarchs under Nazi control, and a beautiful nightclub singer and a SS

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A Woman Of Substance

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: TRS-80


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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