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Friday 8 February 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 8, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elisabetta Gregoraci and William Jackson Harper. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Khwab, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure or Berzerk.
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What the sky looked like on 8 February 1980

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


Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Yogeeta Bali, Birbal, Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

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Directed by: George Kaczender

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Alexandra Stewart

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Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

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Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

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TV Series

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

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, Rubén Aguirre, Edgar Vivar

Country: Mexico

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Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1980 ?

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 08, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  2. Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
  3. Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
  4. Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
  5. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  6. Yes, I'm Ready - Teri DeSario
  7. Fleetwood Mac - Sara
  8. Eagles - The Long Run
  9. Dan Fogelberg - Longer
  10. Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  2. Shalamar - The Second Time Around
  3. Twennynine Featuring Lenny White - Peanut Butter
  4. I Shoulda Loved Ya - Narada Michael Walden
  5. Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
  6. Rufus And Chaka Khan - Do You Love What You Feel
  7. The O'Jays - Forever Mine
  8. Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
  9. Got To Love Somebody - Sister Sledge
  10. Steppin' (Out) - The Gap Band
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) - The Specials
  2. Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
  3. The Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
  4. My Girl - Madness
  5. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On


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

Memories Of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

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The Top Of The Hill

By: Irwin Shaw

"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy



Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Home videos

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

The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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Escape to Witch Mountain

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Studio: Disney

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