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Sunday 24 June 1979

1979-06-24

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. 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. Meatballs, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Meatballs

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch

Country: United States

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Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Country: United States

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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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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 24 June 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mindy Kaling: American actress, comedian, writer, and producer widely known for creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project.
  • Mindy McKnight: YouTube Star.
  • Petra Nemcova: Czech model.
  • Virginie Caprice: French glamour model television personality and pornographic actress.
  • Petra Němcová: Czech model and philanthropist.
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Facts:
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
  • Bologna: founding of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, an international opinion tribunal, at the initiative of Senator Lelio Basso.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: DC-10 debacle by Marc Pokempner.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8645
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Helmut Schmidt -- June 11, 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 ?

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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