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Wednesday 17 September 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Danny Haren and Stevi Ritchie. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yes You Can. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Invader or Mission Asteroid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Yes You Can

Starring: Tammy Bourne, Trevor Bruneau, Patrick Ford, Kevin Gillis

Country: Canada

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Chin wong chi wong

Starring: Ga Yee Chan, Hing Yue Chang, Wong Chun, Ping Do

Country: Hong Kong

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

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Movies

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

Ordinary People

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch

Country: United States

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Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

Country: United States

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Father Sergius

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Divine Madness starring Bette Midler, premieres
  • Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
  • Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
  • South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
  • After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The U.S. Voter -- Sep. 15, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8710
  • Time: GM's Murphy, Ford's Caldwell and Chrysler's Iacocca.

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

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

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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