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Sunday 16 March 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Todd Heap and Aubrey Miles. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. City of Women, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Bismarck or Balloon Bomber.
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Movies

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City of Women

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

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Tom Horn

Directed by: William Wiard

Starring: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush

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Serial

Directed by: Bill Persky

Starring: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

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Zombie Holocaust

Directed by: Marino Girolami

Starring: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal

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The King and the Mockingbird

Directed by: Paul Grimault

Starring: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

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TV Series

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

The Stockard Channing Show

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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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A Question of Guilt

A Sipsirica

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Facts:
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.

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Books

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

Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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White House Years

By: Henry Kissinger

Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

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Donahue

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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Old Love

By: Isaac Bashevis Singer

This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dogfight

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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