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Friday 4 July 1980, US Independence Day

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Max Elliott Slade and Carrie Keagan. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney. Honeysuckle Rose, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pelé's Soccer or Fishing Derby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 4 July 1980

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Movies

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

Honeysuckle Rose

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens

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My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Country: United States

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Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Temptation Island

Directed by: Joey Gosiengfiao

Starring: Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo

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The Sea Wolves

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

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TV Series

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

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

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Sale of the Century

Good Time Harry

Grundy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Nolan Ryan strikes out Ceasar Geronimo to record his 3000th career strike out.
  • Chad and Mali recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Books

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

No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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Donahue

By: Phil Donahue

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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The Real War

By: Richard Nixon

The Real War

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

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

Publisher: non-commercial

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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