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Wednesday 7 May 1980

1980-05-07

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Friday the 13th

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

Country: United States

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The Thirty Nine Steps

Directed by: Don Sharp

Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter

Country: United States

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Humanoids from the Deep

Directed by: Barbara Peeters

Starring: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States

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The Tin Drum

Directed by: Volker Schlndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Country: United States

TV Series

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

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom

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God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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Facts:
  • Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried
  • Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
  • In Florida, the Liberian freighter ''Summit Venture'' hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. A 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses and 35 people (most in a bus) are killed.
  • The Norco shootout takes place in California.
  • James Alexander George Smith ampquotJagsampquot McCartney the Turks and Caicos Islands’ first Chief Minister, is killed in a plane crash over New Jersey.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1980?

  • Time: Jimmy Carter. Inset: Congressman John Anderson. Painting by Daniel Scwartz. Inset: by Neil Leifer.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8691
  • Life: Gene Splicing

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of Edge of Eternity and Eye of the Needle. As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the Mossad’s number one Israeli agent ...

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Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

Featuring George Smiley, the third and final installment in the Karla Trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series ...

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The Establishment

By: Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

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Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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