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Tuesday 23 December 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kat Perkins and Intira Jaroenpura. In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, 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 Priklyucheniyata na Avakum Zahov. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival or Targ.
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 ?

Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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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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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 23 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Lennon -- Dec. 22, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8724
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rocky Mountain High -- Dec. 15, 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

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 ?

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Carnival

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

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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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

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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