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Wednesday 31 January 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brahim Asloum and Daniel Tammet. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deep Scan or Tail Gunner.
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 30 days ?

You Can't Do That on Television

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

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Pusteblume

Starring: Peter Lustig

Movies

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

The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brahim Asloum: French boxer, who won the Light Flyweight Gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
  • Daniel Tammet: English autistic savant, writer (essayist and translator).
  • Emmett Scanlan: Irish actor and producer.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drug Smuggling -- Jan. 29, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8624
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonid Brezhnev -- Jan. 22, 1979

Books

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

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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The Far Pavilions

By: M.M. Kaye

This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

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The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

By: Ann Landers

Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

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The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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