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Wednesday January 9, 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 There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Heli Fire.
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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 ?

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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Shadow Of The Moon

By: M.M. Kaye

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

By: Erma Bombeck

"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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Memories Of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Musician

Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Home videos

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

White Line Fever

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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