Sunday June 24, 1979

US date format: 6/24/1979, UK date format: 24/6/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 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 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. The Double McGuffin, directed by Joe Camp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Football.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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The Double McGuffin

The Double McGuffin

Directed by: Joe Camp

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

Moonraker

Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

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

Country: United States of America

Meatballs

Meatballs

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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

Country: United States of America

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

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

Wanda Nevada

Wanda Nevada

Directed by: Peter Fonda

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

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

Patrol Boat

Patrol Boat

Written by:

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

Country: Australia

Days to next June 24

If June 24, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By:

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.

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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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

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

By:

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

The Winner'S Circle by Charles Paul Conn

The Winner'S Circle

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The Winner's Circle....In Amway, individual heroism is identified, called by its name, and held aloft for all to see. There are still winners, still champions, still heroes in the world of Amway...Amway

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 24, 1979?

On June 24, 1979 several famous people were born including, Mindy Kaling, Petra Nemcova, Virginie Caprice.

What was the number one song in June 24, 1979?

The number one song in the week of June 24, 1979 was Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on June 24, 1979?

The top hits on June 24, 1979 were Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, We Are Family by Sister Sledge, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie, Dance Away by Roxy Music in UK.


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