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Wednesday 14 May 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zdenek Grygera and Julia Sebestyen. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Señorita Andrea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cheeky Mouse or Cytron Masters.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Fame

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri

Country: United States

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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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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 14 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
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Facts:
  • Musical Chairs opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Department of Health & Human Services begins operation
  • Bucky Dent hits an inside the park homerun, Kansas City Royals walk 14 New York Yankees including five with bases loaded, New York Yankees win 16-3.
  • Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II.
  • Botswana recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edmund Muskie -- May 12, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8692
  • Time: Jimmy Carter. Inset: Congressman John Anderson. Painting by Daniel Scwartz. Inset: by Neil Leifer.

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 The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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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, is now available.Tell

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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 ?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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