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Wednesday 9 January 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sergio García (golfer) and Édgar Álvarez. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Death Watch, directed by Bertrand Tavernier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Polaris.
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Movies

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Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

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Kali Ghata

Directed by: Ved Rahi

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

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Just Tell Me What You Want

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

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Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

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Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

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TV Series

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

Der Millionenbauer

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Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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Die Leute vom Domplatz

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
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Facts:
  • 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Books

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

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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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Firestarter

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dogfight

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Home videos

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

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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