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Saturday 27 January 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Lynn and Rosamund Pike. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids or Space.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Pusteblume

Starring: Peter Lustig

Movies

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

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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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
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Facts:
  • 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda.
  • Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonid Brezhnev -- Jan. 22, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8623
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crescent of Crisis -- Jan. 15, 1979

Books

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

Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

A Nation Wide Best Seller.In this book you meet Douglas MacArthur.You listen to Eisenhower.You here Jacqueline Kennedy.You visit Mao Tse-tung at home and Abroad by Theodore H.

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Evergreen

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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Asteroids

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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