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Monday 30 July 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clotilde Hesme and Carlos Arroyo. 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 The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eat Bulaga. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Beam Invader.
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 ?

Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

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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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Clotilde Hesme: French actress, best known for playing Lilie in Philippe Garrel's "Regular Lovers" (2005) and Alice in Christophe Honoré's "Love Songs" (2007).
  • Carlos Arroyo: Puerto Rican basketball player and singer.
  • Chad Keegan: South African cricketer and coach.
  • Show Luo: Taiwanese singer, television host, dancer and actor.
  • Graeme McDowell: Irish golfer.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter's Cabinet Purge -- July 30, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8651
  • Time: Inset: Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver (by John Zimmerman).

Books

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

The Vicar Of Christ

By: Walter F. Murphy

The New York Times Bestseller is now available in its 35th Anniversary Edition, featuring an extensive new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S.

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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 Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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