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Sunday 20 April 1980

1980-04-20

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of April 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. Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

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

The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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When Time Ran Out...

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden

Country: United States

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Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

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

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 20 April 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
  • The Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana. 125,000 Cubans flee by the end of the exodus in October, with 27 deaths.
  • Donna White wins LPGA Florida "Lady Citrus" Golf Tournament.
  • Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Palestinians -- Apr. 14, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8688
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: T.A. Wilson -- Apr. 7, 1980

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 ?

Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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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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Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips


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