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Sunday 3 February 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim E-Z and Sarah Lewitinn. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. The Fog, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching God's Wonderful Railway. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway Campaign or Wizard of Wor.
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TV Series

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

God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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Livewire

Starring: Mark Cordray, Afrika Bambaataa, R.E.M., Rene Teboe

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

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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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Caligula

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
  • Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
  • United States - Four Chaplains Day.
  • Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
  • Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim E-Z: former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.
  • Sarah Lewitinn: American record producer music critic disc jockey and blogger.
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Facts:
  • Muhammed Ali tours Africa as US President Jimmy Carter's envoy.
  • 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (overtime) at Washington.
  • Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in six rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

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Books

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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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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

about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

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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 ?

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Dogfight

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

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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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Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

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