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Thursday 17 April 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicholas D'Agosto and Alaina Huffman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Time Traveler or Midway Campaign.
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What the sky looked like on 17 April 1980

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Movies

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

Die Laughing

Directed by: Jeff Werner

Starring: Robby Benson, Linda Grovenor, Charles Durning, Elsa Lanchester

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The Cricket

Directed by: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Virna Lisi, Renato Salvatori, Clio Goldsmith

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The Private Eyes

Directed by: Lang Elliott

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox

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Two Champions of Death

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang, Feng Lu

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Silver Dream Racer

Directed by: David Wickes

Starring: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters

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TV Series

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

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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Heut' abend

Hannah

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 17, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Who'S On First

By: William F. Buckley Jr

The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put ...

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

By: Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

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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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Ordeal

By: Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady

Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning… Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would

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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

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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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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Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Home videos

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

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Studio: Disney

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The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Escape to Witch Mountain

Studio: Disney

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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