Saturday June 02, 1979

US date format: 6/2/1979, UK date format: 2/6/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 2, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Morena Baccarin and James Ransone. 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. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 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 Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Alien Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
  • Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
  • Xenia name day in Slovakia.
  • The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.

Events

  • NASA launches space vehicle S-198.
  • Pope John Paul II first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
  • A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 600,000 tons (176,400,000 gallons) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the worst oil spill to date. Some estimate the spill to be 428 million gallons, making it the largest unintentional oil spill until it was surpassed by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010.
  • General elections are held in Italy.
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Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver...

Movies

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Stalker

Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States of America

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

TV Series

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Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

The Danedyke Mystery

The Danedyke Mystery

Days to next June 02

If June 02, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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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,

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

A Walk Across America

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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

Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 02, 1979?

On June 02, 1979 several famous people were born including, Morena Baccarin, James Ransone, Butterfly Boucher.

Which famous people died on June 02, 1979?

Famous people died on June 02, 1979 include, Jim Hutton.

What was the number one song in June 02, 1979?

The number one song in the week of June 02, 1979 was Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on June 02, 1979?

The top hits on June 02, 1979 were Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Love You Inside Out by Bee Gees in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Dance Away by Roxy Music in UK.


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