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Thursday 30 August 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Juan Ignacio Chela and Tavia Yeung. In that special week of August 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. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Moment in Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Temple of Apshai.
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What the sky looked like on 30 August 1979

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Movies

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

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States

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The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Country: United States

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Jade Claw

Directed by: Shan Hua

Starring: Billy Chong, Siu Tin Yuen, Chiu-Sing Hau, Brandy Yuen

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A Man, a Woman and a Bank

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky, Allan Kolman

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Org

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Lidija Juracik, Isaac Twen Obu, Nolika Pareda

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TV Series

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

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

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Kümo Henriette

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Ride on Stranger

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Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
  • Ian Botham makes 1000 runs / 100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
  • Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses
  • President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Georgia
  • Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

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Books

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

Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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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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The Bronx Zoo

By: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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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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Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Bell, Book and Candle

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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