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Friday 27 April 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pierre-Charles Peuf and Vladimir Kozlov. 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 Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cities. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Super 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 27 April 1979 ?

  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
  • Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
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  • George Harrison releases Love Comes to Everyone

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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 ?

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

Two mortal enemies are the only two people in the world cunning and knowledgeable enough to stop an evil plot that threatens the entire planet.

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

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

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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