Friday 15 June 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Julia Schultz and Alita Dawson.
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.
Escape from Alcatraz, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Temple of Apshai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Alita Dawson: Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1997).
- Julia Schultz: San Diego, California -- Playmate (Feb, 1998).
- Charles Zwolsman Jr: Dutch racing driver.
- Danielle Lineker: Welsh model and actress.
- Yulia Nestsiarenka: Belarusian sprinter.
- Ernst Meister: Writer, dies at 67.
- 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
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