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Sunday 24 June 1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mindy Kaling and Petra Nemcova. 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. Meatballs, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast wia im richtigen Leben. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Apple Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Country: United States

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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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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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TV Series

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

Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

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


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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1979 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mindy Kaling: American actress, comedian, writer, and producer widely known for creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project.
  • Petra Nemcova: Czech model.
  • Virginie Caprice: French glamour model television personality and pornographic actress.
  • Mindy McKnight: YouTube Star.
  • Petra Němcová: Czech model and philanthropist.
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  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
  • Bologna: founding of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, an international opinion tribunal, at the initiative of Senator Lelio Basso.

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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


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

To Set The Record Straight

By: John J. Sirica

To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

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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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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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