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Wednesday 27 February 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chelsea Victoria Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. 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. On TV people were watching Yes Minister. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Balloon Bomber or Polaris.
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 months ?

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 27 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
  • Saint Honorine
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Tobias: American actor (Abner Kravitz - Bewitched), dies at age 78 (born 1901).
Facts:
  • Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
  • 22nd Grammy Awards: "What a Fool Believes", Barbara Streisand-Neil Diamond duet ("You Don't Bring Me Flowers").

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dan Rather -- Feb. 25, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8680
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Operation Abscam -- Feb. 18, 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 The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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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 ?

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Time Traveler

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

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