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Wednesday 9 January 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 9, 1980). 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 Serpentine by Thomas Thompson 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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What the sky looked like on 9 January 1980

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Movies

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

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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 09, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Serpentine

By: Thomas Thompson

With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj.

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The Establishment

By: Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War ...

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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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White House Years

By: Henry Kissinger

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

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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 North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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