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Monday 29 January 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andrew Keegan and Jedediah Bila. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Space.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States


Starring: Peter Lustig

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 January 1979 ?

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  • 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
  • Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
  • NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
  • Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drug Smuggling -- Jan. 29, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8624
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonid Brezhnev -- Jan. 22, 1979


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

The Far Pavilions

By: M.M. Kaye

This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

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By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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