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Monday 17 March 1980, St. Patrick's Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Katie Morgan and Nicky Jam. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. Zigeunerweisen, directed by Seijun Suzuki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank Battalion or Crazy Balloon.
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Movies

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

Zigeunerweisen

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

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City of Women

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

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Tom Horn

Directed by: William Wiard

Starring: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush

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Serial

Directed by: Bill Persky

Starring: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

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Zombie Holocaust

Directed by: Marino Girolami

Starring: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal

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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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Shadow Warriors

Starring: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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Books

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

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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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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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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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 ?

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Red Baron

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

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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Home videos

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

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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