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Monday 8 December 1980

1980-12-08

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown

Country: United States

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Popeye

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow

Country: United States

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Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom

Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States

Bric-A-Brac

Starring: Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
  • Francis Mourey: French cyclo-cross and road bicycle racer, who won the Tro-Bro Léon in 2013, leading home an FDJ clean sweep of the podium as team-mates Johan Le Bon and Anthony Geslin followed him across the finish line.
  • Yuliya Krevsun: Ukrainian runner.
  • Lisa Kelly: American reality television personality.
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Facts:
  • Bravo network premieres on cable TV
  • John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
  • Former Beatle John Lennon dies en route to hospital after being shot outside his New York City apartment by Mark David Chapman, who had received his signature earlier in the day.

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Magazine Covers

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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 ?

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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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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Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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