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Sunday 17 February 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jason Ritter and Al Harrington. 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. The Ninth Configuration, directed by William Peter Blatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Prisoner or Space Monster (Videopac).
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What the sky looked like on 17 February 1980

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Movies

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The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

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Foxes

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh

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Khwab

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Yogeeta Bali, Birbal, Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

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Agency

Directed by: George Kaczender

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Alexandra Stewart

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TV Series

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

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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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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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 17, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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Serpentine

By: Thomas Thompson

With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj.

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Moviola

By: Garson Kanin

In Moviola, Garson Kanin has written the ultimate Hollywood novel, encompassing the whole dazzling story of the movie business, from its beginnings with the invention of the nickelodeon to today, with

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The Windsor Story

By: J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy

The Windsor Story

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Home videos

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

Pete's Dragon

Studio: Disney

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The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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