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Thursday 10 January 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Shahi and Petri Lindroos. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chespirito. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Terrorist.
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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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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

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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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

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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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 10 January 1980 ?

  • Margaret Thatcher day in the Falkland Islands
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bo Rein: American football player and coach (d. 1980).
  • Hughie Critz: American baseball player (Born 1900).
  • Last broadcast of Rockford Files on NBC
  • George Meany, American labor leader, dies at age 85 (born 1894).

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Life magazine


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

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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The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly



Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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