Saturday June 16, 1979

US date format: 6/16/1979, UK date format: 16/6/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 16, 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 Emmanuel Moire and Lisa Maffia. 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 Space or Head On.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • Logical Song by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit.

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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 16

If June 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1979?

On June 16, 1979 several famous people were born including, Emmanuel Moire, Lisa Maffia, Ari Hest.

Which famous people died on June 16, 1979?

Famous people died on June 16, 1979 include, Nicholas Ray, Ben Weber, Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich.

What was the number one song in June 16, 1979?

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1979 was Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1979?

The top hits on June 16, 1979 were Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, We Are Family by Sister Sledge, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Dance Away by Roxy Music in UK.


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