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Monday 26 March 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Juliana Paes and Heidi Zeigler. 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 Proteus by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pinwheel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Asteroids.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 26 March 1979 ?

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Stafford: American writer and Pulitzer Prize winning short-story writer in 1970, she also wrote novels, the first of which was published in 1944, entitled "Boston Adventures.
  • Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
  • Padres and Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
  • Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sign a peace treaty in Washington DC.
  • Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..
  • In Britain, Jim Callaghan's minority Labour government loses a motion of confidence by 1 vote, forcing a general election which is to be held on 3 May.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mideast Peace -- Mar. 26, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8633
  • Time: Inset: Pontiac Phoenix. Painting by Burt Silverman. Inset: by Steve Northup/Camera 5.


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


By: Morris West

John Spada publicly runs an enormous multi-national corporation, privately he heads Proteus, a clandestine resistance movement. His aim is to free prisoners of conscience wherever they may be.

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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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By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

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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 game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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