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Wednesday 31 October 1979, Halloween

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karine Delgado and Lilian Klebow. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Pop Muzik by M. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Monkey Magic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Ma, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire

Country: United States

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Sisters of the Gion

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Yko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya

Country: United States

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...And Justice for All.

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1979 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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  • Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
  • US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: David C. Jones -- Oct. 29, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8664
  • Time: The Squeeze '79' Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Inset:, Fidel Castro at the UN, from Abba


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

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

By: Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

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Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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