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Wednesday 6 June 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Summer Newman and Solenne Figuès. 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 Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomb Bee or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Movies

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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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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A Force of One

Directed by: Paul Aaron

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

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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Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 June 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Memorial Day - South Korea.
  • Doomsday (weekday)
  • Queensland Day.
  • National holiday of Sweden.
  • D-Day landings - Europe.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Summer Newman: Miss Georgia Teen USA (1996).
  • Solenne Figuès: French swimmer, she won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics on the 200m freestyle, after participating in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jack Haley: American film executive and co-founder, along with David Wolper, of Wolper Productions, Inc.
Facts:
  • Josef Mengeles corpse excavated in Brazil
  • Royal Air force receives 1st F-16
  • Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 home runs in the majors.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Russell Baker -- June 4, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8643
  • Life: Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now

Books

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

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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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance


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