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Thursday 29 March 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Katarina Radivojevic and Estela Gimenez. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Football or Radar Scope.
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Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn


Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Anno domini 1573

Starring: Fabijan Sovagovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Franjo Majetic, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

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

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 March 1979 ?

  • St. Bertold (d.1179)
  • Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
  • St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
  • St. Eustace
  • Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
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  • Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball versus Pakistan at WACA.
  • Sultan Yahya Petra of Kelantan, the 6th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Head of State) of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mideast Peace -- Mar. 26, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8633
  • Time: Inset: Pontiac Phoenix. Painting by Burt Silverman. Inset: by Steve Northup/Camera 5.


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

The Sixth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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