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Thursday 17 January 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 17, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zooey Deschanel and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. American Gigolo, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Phoenix or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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What the sky looked like on 17 January 1980

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Movies

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

American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Country: United States

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Fatso

Directed by: Anne Bancroft

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

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Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

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Kali Ghata

Directed by: Ved Rahi

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

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Just Tell Me What You Want

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

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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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Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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The Bill Tush Show

Starring: Bill Tush, Jan Hooks, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Facts:
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-3.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 17, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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The Right Stuff

By: Tom Wolfe

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

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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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The Establishment

By: Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

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Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

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 Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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