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Tuesday 27 March 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on March 27, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louise Brealey and Hiromu Shinozuka. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Apple Trek.
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What the sky looked like on 27 March 1979

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

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

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Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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Boulevard Nights

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

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Fast Company

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

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TV Series

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

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Worzel Gummidge

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You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 March 1979 ?

  • St. Augusta
  • Angolan Victory Day.
  • World Theatre Day
  • St. John of Egypt
  • St. Lydia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that police can't randomly stop cars.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 27, 1979 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Tragedy - Bee Gees
  2. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  3. What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  4. Heaven Knows - Donna Summer
  5. Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches and Herb
  6. Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
  7. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  8. Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
  9. Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
  10. Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
  2. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
  3. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - The Jacksons
  4. Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
  5. Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) - G.Q.
  6. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  7. I Want Your Love - Chic
  8. Oh Honey - Delegation
  9. Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
  10. Love Ballad - George Benson
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes
  2. Racey - Some Girls
  3. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
  4. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - The Jacksons
  5. Hallelujah - Milk & Honey


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

A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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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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Dubin'S Lives

By: Bernard Malamud

With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel



Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Anderson Tapes

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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