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Saturday 6 December 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Haywood and Danielle Downey. 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. Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Old Neighborhood by Avery Corman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Musician.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1980 or at December 06 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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

Movies

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

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown

Country: United States

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Popeye

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Tess

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1980?

  • Life: Children With Cancer
  • Time: Morning TV hosts (L-R) Jane Pauley, Gene Shalit, Willard Scott, Tom Brokaw, David Hartman, Charles K
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8721

Books

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

The Old Neighborhood

By: Avery Corman

“Corman’s novel is a work of art. The journey is joyous.” —Los Angeles Times The classic, best-selling novel of a successful ad man from the Mad Men era.

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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A Field Guide To The Birds

By: Roger Tory Peterson

Guide to birds of eastern and central north america guides a unique identification system, which has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.

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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

By: Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Berzerk

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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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


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