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Friday 27 July 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sidney Govou and Shannon Moore. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eat Bulaga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monkey Magic or Bomb Bee.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 July 1979 ?

  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sidney Govou: French international footballer of Beninese descent, playing for Monts d'Or Azergues Foot since 2014 in the Championnat de France amateur.
  • Shannon Moore: American wrestler and singer (PeroxWhy?Gen).
  • Jorge Arce: Mexican boxer.
  • Jaymee Joaquin: Filipino model and actress.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ettore Manni: Italian film actor who appeared in 107 films between 1952 and 1979.
  • Shirley Mason: American woman who was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder or "multiple personalities" and whose sessions with her psychiatrist gave rise to the 1973 book and the 1976 movie "Sybil.

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

  • Time: Inset: Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver (by John Zimmerman).
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8650
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Skylab -- July 16, 1979


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

Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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A Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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