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Monday 26 February 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Corinne Bailey Rae and Mariano Bainotti. 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 A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 Starhawk or Apple Trek.
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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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Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

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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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

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

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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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

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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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1979 ?

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
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  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental USA.
  • A total solar eclipse arcs over northern Canada, and a partial solar eclipse is visible over almost all of North America and Central America.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anarchy in Iran -- Feb. 26, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8629
  • Time: Inset: TV miniseries 'Roots II' (from ABC-TV).


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

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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By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

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