Sunday June 17, 1979

US date format: 6/17/1979, UK date format: 17/6/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 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 Tyler Webb and Jenny Kropp. 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 War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Space Fever.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

Events

  • Sarava closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

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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

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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 17

If June 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 24 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?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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