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Thursday 11 September 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Comrie and Luke Zimmerman. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chin wong chi wong. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaitei Takara Sagashi or Rally-X.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

Country: United States

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Father Sergius

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Chin wong chi wong

Starring: Ga Yee Chan, Hing Yue Chang, Wong Chun, Ping Do

Country: Hong Kong

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 September 1980 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Chile adopts its constitution
  • Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
  • Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.

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Sport Games on 11 September 1980

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 9 - 10
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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Sins Of The Fathers

By: Susan Howatch

"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

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The Ninja

By: Eric Van Lustbader

"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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

Time Traveler

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

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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