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Wednesday 20 June 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sydne Vogel and Charles Howell III. 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. The Muppet Movie, directed by James Frawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big Jim and the Figaro Club. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or The Datestones of Ryn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Muppet Movie

Directed by: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Country: United States

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Escape from Alcatraz

Directed by: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
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Facts:
  • Bill Stewart, ABC television news correspondant, and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are executed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier while attempting to film war destruction in Nicaragua. The murders are caught on tape, and the footage is later shown on news broadcasts.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: DC-10 debacle by Marc Pokempner.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8645
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Helmut Schmidt -- June 11, 1979

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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