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Saturday 5 July 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eva Green and Joy Green. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Used Cars, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or The Prisoner.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon

Country: United States

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Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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Directed by: Pier Giuseppe Murgia

Starring: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1980 ?

  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)

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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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Sins Of The Fathers

By: Susan Howatch

"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

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Princess Daisy

By: Judith Krantz

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.


Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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