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Thursday 10 July 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Ian Nicholas and Alejandro Millan. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pac-Man or Time Traveler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

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The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Señorita Andrea

Starring: Ignacio Quirós, Darío Grandinetti

Country: Argentina

Shadow Warriors

Starring: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Country: Japan

Movies

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

My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon

Country: United States

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Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Airplane!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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Maladolescenza

Directed by: Pier Giuseppe Murgia

Starring: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Country: United States

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Brubaker

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thomas Ian Nicholas: American actor.
  • Alejandro Millan: Mexican singer and songwriter.
  • Han Eun-jeong: South Korean actress.
  • James D Rolfe: video game reviewer better known as the Angry Video Game Nerd.
  • Adam Petty: American car-racer, the fourth member of a championship racing dynasty composed of Lee (1914-2000), Richard (1937 -) and his father Kyle (1960 -).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen.
  • Jessica Simpson is born; American singer.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: American flags courtesy the Mastai Collection, NYC; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and NAS
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8700
  • Life: Light House

Books

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

The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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Portraits

By: Cynthia Freeman

From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

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Heartsounds

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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