Saturday June 30, 1979

US date format: 6/30/1979, UK date format: 30/6/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 30, 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 Rick Gonzalez and Sylvain Chavanel. 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 Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Barrier.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • First Martyrs of the See of Rome.

Events

  • Got To Go Disco closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

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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 30

If June 30, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 10 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?

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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