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Sunday 25 March 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lee Pace and Muriel Hurtis-Houairi. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pinwheel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Galaxian.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

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

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 March 1979 ?

  • Maryland Day.
  • Saint Pelagius
  • International Waffle Day in Sweden.
  • Freedom Day in Belarus
  • Greek Independence Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sykes: British ambassador in The Hague, murdered.
  • Akinoumi Setsuo: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (Born 1914).
  • Anton Heiller: Austrian organist composer and conductor (d. 1979).
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
  • The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

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

  • Time: Inset: Pontiac Phoenix. Painting by Burt Silverman. Inset: by Steve Northup/Camera 5.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8632
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robin Williams -- Mar. 12, 1979


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

Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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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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Sophia, Living And Loving

By: A.E. Hotchner

William Morrow, 1979, 1st, Very good., Ex-library copy with dust jacket. Text clean. 215 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos. First edition.

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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