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Sunday 3 June 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Malcolm and Rumer (musician). 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 Game of Death, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warrior or 4-Player Bowling Alley.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Chia Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Country: United States

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The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

Country: United States

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Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Turtle's Progress

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

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

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn


Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 June 1979 ?

  • Kevin Bokelmann - St Kevin's Day.
  • Feast day of St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda.
  • Roman Empire - Festival to Bellona.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Arno Schmidt: German writer, biographer, essayist, translator of literary works from English.
  • Madwoman of Central Park West opens on Broadway
  • 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man and Sweeny Todd win
  • Ex-President Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
  • Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

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


By: Arthur Hailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

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A Walk Across America

By: Peter Jenkins

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

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Platform: TRS-80

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