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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 and Kostas Katsouranis. 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 Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Patrol Boat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Temple of Apshai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

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

Country: Australia

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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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

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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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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A Force of One

Directed by: Paul Aaron

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager

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 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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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 ?

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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Shibumi

By: Trevanian

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

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The Winner'S Circle

By: Charles Paul Conn

New, Eligible for Amazon's Free Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service & Package Tracking

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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 ?

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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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

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Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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