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Thursday 26 April 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ariane Brodier and Ariane Moffatt. 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 How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cities. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Temple of Apshai or Beam Invader.
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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

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Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1979 ?

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
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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 ?

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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The Culture Of Narcissism

By: Christopher Lasch

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

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The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

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