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Saturday 13 December 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrik Antonius and Ryan France. 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. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Star Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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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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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 13 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Perfectly Frank closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances

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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

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, will be available from ...

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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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Wizard and the Princess

Platform: Apple II, Apple II Plus, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64, IBM PC, PCjr, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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