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Monday 29 December 1980

It was Monday, 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. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, 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 Barriers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Phoenix.
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 30 days ?

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Roy Engle: Actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67.
  • Nadezhda Mandelstam: Russian writer (Born 1899).
  • Tim Hardin: American singer ("Bird on a Wire"), dies of a drug overdose at age 39 (born 1941).
Facts:
  • Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
  • Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief - My Favorite Martian), dies at age 67.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lech Walesa -- Dec. 29, 1980
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Lennon -- Dec. 22, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8724

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 ?

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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