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Saturday 9 June 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andrew W Walker (actor) and Emilie Loit. 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 Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian or Sheriff.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rocky II

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Country: United States

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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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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 9 June 1979 ?

  • Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
  • Blessed Diana d'Andalo
  • Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
  • Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
  • Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cyclone Taylor: Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1979).
  • 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • 49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)
  • Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time
  • Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes.
  • The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.

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

The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

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,

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Sophia, Living And Loving

By: A.E. Hotchner

William Morrow, 1979, 1st, Very good., Ex-library copy with dust jacket. Text clean. 215 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos. First edition.

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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The Vicar Of Christ

By: Walter F. Murphy

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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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

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