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Monday 8 December 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. 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 Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Navarone or Tank Battalion.
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TV Series

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

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Up and Coming

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

Country: United States

Bric-A-Brac

Starring: Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

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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:
  • Francis Mourey: French cyclo-cross and road bicycle racer, who won the Tro-Bro Léon in 2013, leading home an FDJ clean sweep of the podium as team-mates Johan Le Bon and Anthony Geslin followed him across the finish line.
  • Lisa Kelly: American reality television personality.
  • Yuliya Krevsun: Ukrainian runner.
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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.

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Sport Games on 8 December 1980

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  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 16
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Books

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

Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

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Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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