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Tuesday 21 October 1980

1980-10-21

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Oh, God! Book II, directed by Gilbert Cates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett 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 ?

Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara

Country: United States

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Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim Kardashian: American socialite, model, actress and television celebrity, she is most known for her part in the reality program, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" which aired in 2007.
  • Brian Pittman: American bass player (Relient K and Inhale Exhale).
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Facts:
  • Banjo Dancing opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1st and only time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
  • Michael Gorbatsjov elected member of Politburo
  • Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl Sagan -- Oct. 20, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8715
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jackpot States -- Oct. 13, 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 ?

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

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Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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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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