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Saturday 27 October 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Léa Salamé and Joana Zimmer. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Temple of Apshai.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Ma, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire

Country: United States

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Sisters of the Gion

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Yko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya

Country: United States

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...And Justice for All.

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1979 ?

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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  • Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of the UK (National Day)
  • Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide.

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

  • Time: The Squeeze '79' Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Inset:, Fidel Castro at the UN, from Abba
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8663
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope John Paul II -- Oct. 15, 1979


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

The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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The Formula

By: Steve Shagan

A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

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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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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