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Wednesday 20 February 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Imanol Harinordoquy and Yoann Sover. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yes Minister. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Network or Missile Command.
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Movies

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

Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Country: United States

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Cruising

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen

Country: United States

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The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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Caligula

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

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

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 February 1980 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alice Longworth: American noted family, the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, she was known for her regal beauty and great wit.
Facts:
  • Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Operation Abscam -- Feb. 18, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8679
  • Time: U.S. Olympic speed skaters Eric and Beth Heiden. Inset: Canadian flag

Books

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

Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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Princess Daisy

By: Judith Krantz

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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Portraits

By: Cynthia Freeman

From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Mission Asteroid

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

Genre: Adventure

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Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Dogfight

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Mystery House

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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