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Sunday 11 May 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Lawrence in Philadelphia and Guji Lorenzana. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Will by G. Gordon Liddy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Señorita Andrea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure or The Prisoner.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Fox

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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Movies

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

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Fame

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

Country: United States

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The Thirty Nine Steps

Directed by: Don Sharp

Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter

Country: United States

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, and home in one inning for Phillies
  • Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
  • Mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Jimmy Carter. Inset: Congressman John Anderson. Painting by Daniel Scwartz. Inset: by Neil Leifer.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8691
  • Life: Gene Splicing

Books

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

Will

By: G. Gordon Liddy

From soldier to Washington insider; from a prisoner who preferred the walls of a prison rather than the betrayal of his principles; to a writer and top radio personality, G.

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Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Who'S On First

By: William F. Buckley Jr

THE TIME; 1956(prime time in the cold war) THE PLACES: Paris; Budapest; Washington, D>C>; Stockholm; Moscow THE MAN: The young, irresistible CIA operative Blackford Oakes THE ASSIGNMENT: Win the satellite race.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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