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Monday 28 May 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abdulaziz al-Omari and Jesse Bradford. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, directed by Chia-Liang Liu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cities. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or Head On.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn

Pinwheel

Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Movies

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

A Force of One

Directed by: Paul Aaron

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager

Country: United States

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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Chia Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu

Country: United States

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The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

Country: United States

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Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 May 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • European Market accepts Greece as member.
  • Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Medical Costs -- May 28, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8642
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Salt II Debate -- May 21, 1979

Books

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

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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Beyond Reason

By: Margaret Trudeau

This Book is very well written with honest, candid and detailed experience 's of the Author's life as a hippie and flower child.

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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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Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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