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Sunday 8 June 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sonia Bompastor and Gustavo Manduca. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Urban Cowboy, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vakáción a Mézga-család. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Empire or Horse Racing.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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No Regrets for Our Youth

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjir kchi

Country: United States

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The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

Country: United States

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country: United States

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1980 ?

  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ernst Busch: German stage actor, singer, socialist, leading interpreter of roles created by dramatist bertolt brecht; tortured by gestapo in wwii.
  • 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
  • 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
  • 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

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

Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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The Devil'S Alternative

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

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Creek Mary'S Blood

By: Dee Brown

The remarkable saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the American story through two momentous centuriesIn Creek Mary’s Blood, Dee Brown fictionalizes the astonishing true story

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Galactic Empire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

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