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Saturday 9 August 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryu Seung-beom and Texas Battle. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Thy Neighbor'S Wife by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rescue at Rigel or Windfall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

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The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Señorita Andrea

Starring: Ignacio Quirós, Darío Grandinetti

Country: Argentina

Shadow Warriors

Starring: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Country: Japan

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

Country: United States

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Father Sergius

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Belgian constitution revised

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1980?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Billy Carter -- Aug. 4, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8704
  • Life: Miss Piggy Muppets

Books

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

Thy Neighbor'S Wife

By: Gay Talese

The provocative classic work newly updatedAn intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscapeWhen first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening

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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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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware


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