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Sunday 24 February 1980

1980-02-24

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz 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 ?

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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Cruising

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen

Country: United States

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The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
  • USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
  • The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Operation Abscam -- Feb. 18, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8679
  • Time: U.S. Olympic speed skaters Eric and Beth Heiden. Inset: Canadian flag

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 ?

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Dogfight

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly


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