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Sunday 29 July 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karim Essediri and Ronald Murray. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eat Bulaga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sheriff or The Datestones of Ryn.
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 ?

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Movies

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

More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 July 1979 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Herbert Marcuse: German-American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1979).
  • Bill Todman: American screenwriter and producer (d. 1979).
Facts:
  • 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver (by John Zimmerman).
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8650
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Skylab -- July 16, 1979

Books

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

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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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