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Monday 4 June 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Charteau and Naohiro Takahara. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Love You Inside Out by Bee Gees. 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 The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Attack or Asteroids.
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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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TV Series

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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 4 June 1979 ?

  • Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
  • Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
  • United States - Pentecost in 2006
  • Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
  • Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
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  • South-African President Vorster resigns due to scandal
  • Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs. Israel for political reasons
  • Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.

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Life magazine


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

The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

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.

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

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