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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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 Chespirito. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Polaris.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 9 January 1980

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TV Series

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

One in a Million

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

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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).
Famous Birthdays:
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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 ?

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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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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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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