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Friday 30 March 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anatoliy Tymoschuk and Simon Webbe. 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 Proteus by Morris West 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 Sundance or Aim for the Ace!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Pinwheel

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

Movies

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

Phantasm

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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Hair

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 March 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint John Climacus (died 649)
  • Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
  • Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
  • Land Day.
  • Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day - Public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Airey Neave: a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster.
Facts:
  • Airey Neave, World War II veteran and Conservative Northern Ireland spokesman, is killed by an Irish National Liberation Army bomb in the British House of Commons car park.
  • The last British soldier (belonging to the Royal Navy) leaves the Maltese Islands, after 179 years of presence. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
  • Gali Atari and Milk and Honey win the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 for Israel, with the song ''Hallelujah''.
  • Iran's government becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, overthrowing the Shah officially.
  • The Pinwheel Network changes its name to Nickelodeon and begins airing on various Warner Cable systems beginning in Buffalo, New York, expanding its audience reach.

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Magazine Covers

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.

Books

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

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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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance


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