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Monday 15 December 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elodie Gossuin and Alexandra Stevenson. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rescue at Rigel or Pac-Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

Country: United States

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Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Velo misto

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Zdravka Krstulovic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Spiro Guberina

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 December 1980 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • New York Yankees' Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, ten years $15 million.
  • ZBZ Sangha officially registered after five years of administrative hassles in Warsaw.

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Sport Games on 15 December 1980

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Los Angeles Rams : 14 - 38
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1980?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rocky Mountain High -- Dec. 15, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8723
  • Time: Inset: Italy earthquake, from ANSA


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

Music For Chameleons

By: Truman Capote

In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.

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Goodbye, Darkness

By: William Manchester

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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Peter The Great

By: Robert K. Massie

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

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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

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

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