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Monday October 6, 1980

US date format: 10/6/1980, UK date format: 6/10/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 6, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abdoulaye Meité and Jenny Wade. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. It's My Turn, directed by Claudia Weill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectar or Armor Attack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

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Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

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Times Square

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

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Foolin' Around

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert

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Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

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TV Series

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

Big City Comedy

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Les chevaux du soleil

De familie Knots

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 1980 ?

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Robic: French champion cyclist, winner of the Tour de France in 1947.
  • Hattie Jacques: Actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56.
  • Ray Walker: American singer (The Jordanaires).
  • Guyana adopts constitution
  • John Lydon sentenced to 3 months on assault charges

Sport Games on 6 October 1980

American Football
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Chicago Bears : 0 - 23
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 06, 1980 - Geocentric view

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

Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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By: Merle Miller

Hardcover book is a very readable oral biography of Lyndon Johnson.

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The Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

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Goodbye, Darkness

By: William Manchester

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware



Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy



Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Home videos

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

The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Professionals

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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