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Friday 16 May 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nuria Llagostera Vives and Mikel Alonso. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Señorita Andrea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight or Rally-X.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country: United States

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

Country: United States

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The Thirty Nine Steps

Directed by: Don Sharp

Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1980 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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  • Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
  • Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes
  • Paul McCartney releases McCartney II album
  • 34th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edmund Muskie -- May 12, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8692
  • Time: Jimmy Carter. Inset: Congressman John Anderson. Painting by Daniel Scwartz. Inset: by Neil Leifer.


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

The Ninja

By: Eric Van Lustbader

"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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Men In Love

By: Nancy Friday

An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

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Who'S On First

By: William F. Buckley Jr

THE TIME; 1956(prime time in the cold war) THE PLACES: Paris; Budapest; Washington, D>C>; Stockholm; Moscow THE MAN: The young, irresistible CIA operative Blackford Oakes THE ASSIGNMENT: Win the satellite race.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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