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Tuesday 12 February 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Lancaster in Kansas City Kansas actress (Rachel - Saved By the Bell and Christina Ricci American actress (Wednesday - Addams Family. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Navarone or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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 ?

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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CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Cruising

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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Caligula

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
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Facts:
  • Canterbury Tales opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • New York Islanders second scoreless tie, versus Winnipeg Jets.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic speed skaters Eric and Beth Heiden. Inset: Canadian flag
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8678
  • Time: Inset: Geroge H.W. Bush by Dirck Halstead

Books

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

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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The Americans

By: Alistair Cooke

From the famous BBC correspondent and television host comes a remarkably insightful and detailed firsthand portrait of America during the early days of World War II.

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Moviola

By: Garson Kanin

In Moviola, Garson Kanin has written the ultimate Hollywood novel, encompassing the whole dazzling story of the movie business, from its beginnings with the invention of the nickelodeon to today, with

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The Establishment

By: Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software


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