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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 Daniel Henney and Chamillionaire . 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 White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Fever or Barrier.
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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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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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 November 1979 ?

  • 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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  • 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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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


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

White House Years

By: Henry Kissinger

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

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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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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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James Herriot'S Yorkshire

By: James Herriot

James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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