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Sunday 25 February 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Virginie Dedieu and Celia Maysles. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The 47 Ronin, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 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 Stockard Channing in Just Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Basic Programming.
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 months ?

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 February 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Romeo
  • Kuwait's national day.
  • People Power Day, special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Saint Klaudian
  • Saint Walburgis
Famous Birthdays:
  • Virginie Dedieu: French synchronized swimmer and Olympic medalist.
  • Celia Maysles: American filmmaker and noted family member whose dad and uncle are David and Albert Maysles, producers of the noted 1976 documentary on Edie Beale and her daughter "Little Edie.
  • Jennifer Ferrin: American actress.
  • David Hoflin: Swedish-born Australian Actor.
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Facts:
  • Soyuz 32 carries 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.

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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 ?

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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