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Saturday 12 July 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mylène Jampanoï and Tina Tharp. 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. The Big Red One, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Targ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Directed by: Tommy Chong

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

Country: United States

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The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine

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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My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 1980 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • John W Davis: President (West Virginia State college), dies at age 92.

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

Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party

By: Graham Greene

Mr Jones, a quiet unprepossessing man who works as a translator in a Swiss chocolate factory, meets and falls in love with Anna-Luise, many years his junior and the daughter of

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The Devil'S Alternative

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy


Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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