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Friday 18 July 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kristen Bell and Cathy Shim. In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Man, Woman And Child by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Space Zap.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

Country: United States

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The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine

Country: United States

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Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Directed by: Tommy Chong

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero

Country: United States

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Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Señorita Andrea

Starring: Ignacio Quirós, Darío Grandinetti

Country: Argentina

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 18 July 1980 ?

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
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  • Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly France
  • Quett Masire installed as President of Botswana
  • Rohini 1, first Indian satellite, launches into orbit.

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  • Time: X ray courtesy Ilford, Ltd.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8701
  • Time: American flags courtesy the Mastai Collection, NYC; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and NAS


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

Man, Woman And Child

By: Erich Segal

From Eric Segal comes an unforgettable story of love....the drama of a father and the son he never knew... And a marriage that must stand the greatest test of all.

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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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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

By: Erma Bombeck

"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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By: G. Gordon Liddy

From soldier to Washington insider; from a prisoner who preferred the walls of a prison rather than the betrayal of his principles; to a writer and top radio personality, G.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway



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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