Tuesday June 26, 1979

US date format: 6/26/1979, UK date format: 26/6/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 26, 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 Ryan Tedder and Nathan Followill. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starhawk or Monkey Magic.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
  • Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes and kills a driver

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Movies

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Country: United States of America

The Frisco Kid

The Frisco Kid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Arabian Adventure

Arabian Adventure

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

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

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

Estefanía

Estefanía

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

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.

Sphinx by Robin Cook

Sphinx

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It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

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Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo


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