Friday June 15, 1979

US date format: 6/15/1979, UK date format: 15/6/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 15, 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 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 Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ozma Wars or Cutie Q.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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
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Events

  • 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds

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Movies

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Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Country: United States of America

The Main Event

The Main Event

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo

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

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

Here's to Your Health

Here's to Your Health

Days to next June 15

If June 15, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 20 days.
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Books

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A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman

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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

The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace

The Pigeon Project

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The Secret. Every man and woman has dreamed of it. Now it's within reach.. and they'll do anything to possess it.

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

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

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel


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