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Tuesday 18 November 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francois Duval and Denny Hamlin. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Heaven's Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Unfinished Business by Maggie Scarf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Le temps d'une paix. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Mystery House.
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 ?

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

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Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States

Movies

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

Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 November 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
  • Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Conn Smythe: Canadian ice hockey administrator and racing horse owner (Born 1895).
Facts:
  • Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
  • Honduras and El Salvador signs peace (after soccer war 1969)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: President-Elect Ronald Reagan -- Nov. 17, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8719
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hostage Drama -- Nov. 10, 1980

Books

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

Unfinished Business

By: Maggie Scarf

In detailed, revealing portraits of women from their teens through their sixties, Maggie Scarf explores the core experiences of women's lives and discovers what can happen when the days and years

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Cosmos

By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Goodbye, Darkness

By: William Manchester

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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The Ring

By: Danielle Steel

In Germany engulfed by war and hatred, the beautiful wife of an influential banker fell in love with a German author. His Jewish heritage led them both to death.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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