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Friday 1 August 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sylvain Armand and Romain Barras. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Xanadu, directed by Robert Greenwald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eamon or Pelé's Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fox

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

Country: United States

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Father Sergius

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli

Country: United States

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Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Patrick Depailler: French race car driver who participated in 95 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 July 1972.
  • Strother Martin: American character actor who often plays grizzled western roles.
Facts:
  • Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • Gerd Wessig of East Germany sets the high jump record.
  • Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • Vigdis Finnbogadottir becomes the first democratically elected female head of state

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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