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Tuesday 7 October 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marc Gaillard and Edison Chen. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ekkusu bonbâ. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or Skiing.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara

Country: United States

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Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Ekkusu bonbâ

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

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

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Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States


Starring: Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Yes You Can

Starring: Tammy Bourne, Trevor Bruneau, Patrick Ford, Kevin Gillis

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 October 1980 ?

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  • Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
  • President Jimmy Carter signs Public Law 96-389, directing the Treasury Secretary to study various aspects of the role of gold in the domestic and international monetary systems, and report to Congress by October 7, 1981 (later extended to March 31, 1982).

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

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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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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The Second Coming

By: Walker Percy

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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


Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

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