Friday June 08, 1979

US date format: 6/8/1979, UK date format: 8/6/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 8, 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 Toifilou Maoulida and Pete Orr. 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. Rocky II, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Temple of Apshai or Heiankyo Alien.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
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Events

  • Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
  • Wings release Back to the Egg album
  • The Source, first computer public information service, goes online.

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Rocky II

Rocky II

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Prophecy

Prophecy

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

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

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TV Series

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The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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

The Omega Factor

The Omega Factor

Days to next June 08

If June 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 17 days.
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Books

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The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy

The Vicar Of Christ

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The New York Times Bestseller is now available in its 35th Anniversary Edition, featuring an extensive new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S.

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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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

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

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Temple of Apshai

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc


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