Friday 1 June 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Santana Moss and Markus Persson.
In that special week of June 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 Game of Death, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cities.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeon of Death or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 June 1979 ?
- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
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- 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 4 games to 1
- Rhodesian Bishop Able Muzorewa becomes Premier
- Wings release Old Siam, Sir
- Intel introduces the 4.77 MHz 8088 microprocessor. It was created as a stepping stone to the 8086, as it operates on 16 bits internally, but supports an 8-bit data bus, to use existing 8-bit device-controlling chips. It contains 29,000 transistors, using 3-micron technology, and can directly address 1 MB of memory. Speed is 0.33 MIPS.
- Los Angeles passes homosexual rights bill
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Wings - Goodnight Tonight
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Village People - In The Navy
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
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