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Saturday 16 February 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Géraldine Nakache and Agim Kaba. 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 The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rumpole of the Bailey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Lords of Karma.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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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The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

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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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 16 February 1980

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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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Chespirito

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, Rubén Aguirre, Edgar Vivar

Country: Mexico

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One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
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Facts:
  • Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France.
  • Eric Heiden skates 5km in 7:02.29 (Olympic record).
  • A total solar eclipse seen in North Africa and West Asia.

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Books

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

The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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