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Monday December 8, 1980

US date format: 12/8/1980, UK date format: 8/12/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 8, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francis Mourey and Lisa Kelly. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Firebird or SOS.
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What the sky looked like on 8 December 1980

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States

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First Family

Directed by: Buck Henry

Starring: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

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Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

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Seems Like Old Times

Directed by: Jay Sandrich

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume

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The Mirror Crack'd

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

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TV Series

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

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

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The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

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Too Close for Comfort

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Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bravo network premieres on cable TV
  • John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
  • Former Beatle John Lennon dies en route to hospital after being shot outside his New York City apartment by Mark David Chapman, who had received his signature earlier in the day.

Sport Games on 8 December 1980

NFL
American Football
  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 16
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Planetary positions on December 08, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Clan Of The Cave Bear

By: Jean M. Auel

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThrough Jean M.

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Come Pour The Wine

By: Cynthia Freeman

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

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Peter The Great

By: Robert K. Massie

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

SOS

SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Home videos

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

Escape to Witch Mountain

Studio: Disney

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Buck and the Preacher

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Professionals

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Emmanuelle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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