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Sunday 30 September 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David De Freitas and Graeme McDowell. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits. 10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Legend of King Arthur. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Monkey Magic.
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Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 September 1979 ?

  • Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day
  • September 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Translation Day
  • Botswana - Independence Day (1966)
  • RC Saints - Saint Jerome
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  • Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).

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Sport Games on 30 September 1979

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Baltimore Colts : 31 - 13
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Dallas Cowboys : 13 - 38
  • Cleveland Browns - Houston Oilers : 10 - 31
  • Denver Broncos - Oakland Raiders : 3 - 27
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Broca'S Brain

By: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

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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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By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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