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Friday 5 December 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Paré and Tamara Feldman. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Popeye, directed by Robert Altman, 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 Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Musician.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow

Country: United States

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Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Velo misto

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Zdravka Krstulovic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Spiro Guberina

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1980 ?

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1980?

Life magazine


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

The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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The Clan Of The Cave Bear

By: Jean M. Auel

The Clan of the Cave Bear

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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