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Friday 26 December 1980

1980-12-26

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
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 ?

The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Remember When...

Starring: Dick Cavett

Country: United States

Brendon Chase

Starring: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Country: United Kingdom

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tony Smith: American sculptor and educator (d. 1980).
Facts:
  • Richard Chase, the "Vampire of Sacramento," kills himself by overdose on San Quentin prison death row (born 1950).
  • Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.

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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

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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Remember when

Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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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

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


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