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Monday 17 March 1980, St. Patrick's Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicky Jam and Danny Califf. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strumpet City. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Polaris.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Country: United States

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Taboo

Directed by: Kirdy Stevens

Starring: Kay Parker, Dorothy LeMay, Mike Ranger

Country: United States

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Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States

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Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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 17 March 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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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 author of THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a Cold War thriller in which George Smiley, chief of the British Secret Service, prepares to engage in his final ...

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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 ?

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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