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Wednesday 28 November 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fatman Scoop and Daniel Henney. In that special week of November people in US were listening to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Deep Scan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Struck by Lightning

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

Country: United States

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Quadrophenia

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Country: United States

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Fascination

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 November 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see November 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day - Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bah�
  • Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns in honor of the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii
  • Albania - Albanian Independence day (from Turkey, 1912); also known as Albanian Flag Day due to other National events that correspond to this day
  • Mauritania - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
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Facts:
  • King of Schnorrers opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 operated sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
  • LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • (to November 29) Bowers and Ruddy Galleries holds the first auction session of The John Work Garrett Collection in New York City. 622 lots sell for US$7.1 million.
  • Eleven fans are killed during a crowd crush for unreserved seats before The Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini and Jimmy Carter -- Nov. 26, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8668
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostages in Iran -- Nov. 19, 1979

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega


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