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Friday 18 January 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Estelle Swaray and Jason Segel. 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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 Chespirito. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Time Traveler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sir Cecil Beaton: English fashion designer (Born 1904).
  • Cecil Beaton: British-American noted photographer, stage and Oscar-winning film designer and author, noted for photographs of society, film stars and other celebrities and one-time official photographer to the British royal family.
Facts:
  • Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
  • Price of an ounce of silver hits record high of $50.35 in Comex trading.
  • Studio 54 (New York) owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for tax evasion and fined US$20,000.
  • Gold briefly reaches US$1,000 an ounce.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Moscow's Challenge -- Jan. 14, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8674
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini, Man of the Year -- Jan. 7, 1980

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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Shadow Of The Moon

By: M.M. Kaye

M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

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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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The Windsor Story

By: J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy

The Windsor Story

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware


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