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Monday 9 June 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Geslin and Marcin Wasilewski. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vakáción a Mézga-család. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Horse Racing or SOS.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway

Country: United States

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Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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No Regrets for Our Youth

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjir kchi

Country: United States

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The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

Country: United States

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 June 1980 ?

  • Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
  • Blessed Diana d'Andalo
  • Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
  • Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
  • Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
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Famous Deaths:
  • 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
  • Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
  • Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
  • In the California - Mexico border region, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurs.
  • Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Military Manpower -- June 9, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8696
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mount St. Helens -- June 2, 1980


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

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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The Third Wave

By: Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

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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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By: Martha Weinman Lear

The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his lifeOn a story assignment in France for the New York Times

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

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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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

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