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Friday 28 September 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bam Margera and Alessandra Pierelli. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. 10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Tinsel by William Goldman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching O symvolaiografos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4-Player Bowling Alley or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Star Blazers

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 September 1979 ?

  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
  • Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jimmy McCulloch: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (One in a Million Wings Small Faces The Dukes and Thunderclap Newman) (d. 1979).
  • John Herbert Chapman: Canadian physicist (Born 1921).
  • Larry Holmes (retaining championship) knocks out Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds.

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


By: William Goldman

London published Fiction

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

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