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Monday February 26, 1979

US date format: 2/26/1979, UK date format: 26/2/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Corinne Bailey Rae and Pedro Mendes. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Invasion Orion.
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What the sky looked like on 26 February 1979

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Movies

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

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

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Immoral Women

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guétary

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Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

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Real Life

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

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Fast Break

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Worzel Gummidge

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You Can't Do That on Television

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

Country: Canada

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Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 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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Planetary positions on February 26, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Sixth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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Gnomes

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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The Stories Of John Cheever

By: John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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Faeries

By: Brian Froud and Alan Lee

A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Mysterious Island

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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