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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 Nicky Jam and Danny Califf. 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. Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, 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 Strumpet City. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Bismarck or Space Monster (Videopac).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Country: United States

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Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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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Cruising

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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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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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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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 ?

Princess Daisy

By: Judith Krantz

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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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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Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

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Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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