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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 Giménez. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Starhawk.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

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Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

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Boulevard Nights

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

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Fast Company

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

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From Hell to Victory

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey

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TV Series

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

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Worzel Gummidge

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You Can't Do That on Television

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

Country: Canada

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Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 March 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

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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A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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Manhattan

By: Neal Travis

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Proteus

By: Morris West

John Spada publicly runs an enormous multi-national corporation, privately he heads Proteus, a clandestine resistance movement. His aim is to free prisoners of conscience wherever they may be.

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Videogames

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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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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