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Wednesday 13 June 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tristane Banon and Nila Hakedal. 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. Rocky II, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Invasion Orion.
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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 13 June 1979 ?

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • USA ? World Children's Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Madwoman of Central Park West opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Helmut Schmidt -- June 11, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8644
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Russell Baker -- June 4, 1979


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

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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A Necessary Woman

By: Helen Van Slyke

A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

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Good As Gold

By: Joseph Heller

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter


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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