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Thursday 27 December 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marlena Stell and Carson Palmer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Top Of The Hill by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Livewire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Star Raiders.
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TV Series

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

CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hafizullah Amin: Afghan educator and politician Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1979).
Facts:
  • Knots Landing, premieres on CBS-TV
  • Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shivering America -- Dec. 24, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8672
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Who -- Dec. 17, 1979

Books

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

The Top Of The Hill

By: Irwin Shaw

"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

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Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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Connections

By: James Burke

How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer?

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The Green Ripper

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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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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