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Thursday 3 January 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bryan Clay and Angela Ruggiero. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching One in a Million. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Polaris or Windfall.
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 ?

One in a Million

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

Country: United States

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CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Gold hits record US$634 an ounce.

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Books

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

The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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Connections

By: James Burke

How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer?

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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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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Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East


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