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Monday 10 March 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julien Jeanpierre and Antonia aus Tirol. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strumpet City. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heli Fire or Sengoku Ninja Tai.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Country: United States

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Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Country: United States

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The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen

Country: United States

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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

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 10 March 1980 ?

  • Saint Anastasia
  • Saint Macharius (d.335)
  • Saint John Ogilvie (died 1615)
  • Saint Himelin
  • Saint Blankaard
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Famous Deaths:
  • Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
  • Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
  • Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Mar. 10, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8682
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Sellers -- Mar. 3, 1980


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

The Dead Zone

By: Stephen King

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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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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The Top Of The Hill

By: Irwin Shaw

"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

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By: Phil Donahue

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

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