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Thursday 31 May 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Gillet . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, directed by Chia-Liang Liu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cities. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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 ?

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

A Force of One

Directed by: Paul Aaron

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager

Country: United States

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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Chia Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu

Country: United States

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Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Country: United States

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The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

Country: United States

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Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • I Remember Mama opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • Zimbabwe proclaims independence.
  • Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Medical Costs -- May 28, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8642
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Salt II Debate -- May 21, 1979

Books

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

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

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A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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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 ?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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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

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley


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