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Monday 25 June 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include La La (entertainer) and Busy Philipps. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. 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 Armor Battle or Lunar Rescue.
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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 25 June 1979 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Got Tu Go Disco opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
  • Sweden outlaws corporal punishment in the home.
  • The Sony Walkman goes on sale for the first time in Japan.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter and Brezhnev -- June 25, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8646
  • Time: Inset: DC-10 debacle by Marc Pokempner.


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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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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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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Ghost Story

By: Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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