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Wednesday 28 March 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Crystal Cox and Richard Socrier. 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 Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monaco GP or Football.
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Movies

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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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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From Hell to Victory

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey

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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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Turnabout

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 28 March 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sixtus III
  • Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
  • Saint Castor
  • Saint Gontram (died 592)
  • Saint Malchus
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Facts:
  • Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
  • British government of Callaghan falls.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, a nuclear energy reactor at Three Mile Island overheats to 4000 degrees, due to a failed drainage valve. Cooling water contaminated with radiation drains into adjoining buildings, releasing radioactive gases throughout the plant and into the atmosphere. By the end of the day, cooling water is restarted, reducing temperature and averting a meltdown.
  • The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.

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Books

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

A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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Proteus

By: Morris West

John Spada publicly runs an enormous multi-national corporation, privately he heads Proteus, a clandestine resistance movement. His aim is to free prisoners of conscience wherever they may be.

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Overload

By: Arthur Hailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Home videos

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

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Gilda

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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