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Sunday 17 June 1979

1979-06-17

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Muppet Movie, directed by James Frawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Muppet Movie

Directed by: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Country: United States

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Escape from Alcatraz

Directed by: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Country: United States

Rocky II

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Country: United States

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The Game of Death

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp

Country: United States

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A Force of One

Directed by: Paul Aaron

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom

Turtle's Progress

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

Country: United Kingdom

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

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

Country: United States

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lou Frizzel: Actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58.
  • Duffy Lewis: American baseball player coach and manager (d. 1979).
Facts:
  • Sarava closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Helmut Schmidt -- June 11, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8644
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Russell Baker -- June 4, 1979

Books

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

Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins, the world's most popular and captivating storyteller, has created what may well be the most significant book ever written about the rise of the labor unions.

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Jailbird

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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