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Tuesday 29 April 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kian Egan and Mathieu Biron. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Señorita Andrea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Balloon or Terrorist.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thirty Nine Steps

Directed by: Don Sharp

Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter

Country: United States

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Humanoids from the Deep

Directed by: Barbara Peeters

Starring: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States

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The Tin Drum

Directed by: Volker Schlndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Country: United States

The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Jimmy Carter
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8690
  • Time: The 'Gears and Machinery' Inset: G. Gordon Liddy by Neil Leifer.

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 ?

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East


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