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Sunday 17 February 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Shanyn MacEachern in Brampton and Jason Ritter. 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 Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Navarone or Targ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
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Facts:
  • Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 mph / 285.8 km/h)
  • Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic speed skaters Eric and Beth Heiden. Inset: Canadian flag
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8678
  • Time: Inset: Geroge H.W. Bush by Dirck Halstead

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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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 ?

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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