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Saturday 17 May 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Robert and Davor Dzalto. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Horse Racing or King & Balloon.
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What the sky looked like on 17 May 1980

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Movies

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

Out of the Blue

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Country: United States

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Hussy

Directed by: Matthew Chapman

Starring: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Murray Salem

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Country: United States

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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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Fox

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marina

Lou Rawls Parade of Stars

Cockleshell Bay

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours
  • Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured
  • Paul and Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live
  • 106th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2.
  • A Miami, Florida court acquits four white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking three days of race riots - 16 killed, 300 injured.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

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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Men In Love

By: Nancy Friday

An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

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The Devil'S Alternative

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

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The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

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Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Home videos

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

Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Buck and the Preacher

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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