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Thursday 21 June 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Pratt (actor) and Chris Pratt. 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 Double McGuffin, directed by Joe Camp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Cutie Q.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Double McGuffin

Directed by: Joe Camp

Starring: Dion Pride, Greg Hodges, Jeff Nicholson, Vincent Spano

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Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Country: United States

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Meatballs

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham

Country: United States

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars

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Wanda Nevada

Directed by: Peter Fonda

Starring: Peter Fonda, Brooke Shields, Fiona Lewis, Luke Askew

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TV Series

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

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

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Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 June 1979 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Julian Orchard: Actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49.
  • Angus MacLise: American composer, drummer (Velvet Underground), mystic and shaman (Born 1938).
Facts:
  • Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy

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Books

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

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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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bell, Book and Candle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Gilda

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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