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Wednesday 20 February 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 20, 1980). 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. Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, 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 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Windfall.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States

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The Black Marble

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

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Death Ship

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

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The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh

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TV Series

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

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, Rubén Aguirre, Edgar Vivar

Country: Mexico

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Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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Chega Mais

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Historical Events

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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.
  • Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 20, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  2. Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
  3. Yes, I'm Ready - Teri DeSario
  4. Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
  5. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  6. Dan Fogelberg - Longer
  7. Donna Summer - On The Radio
  8. Desire - Andy Gibb
  9. Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
  10. Fleetwood Mac - Sara
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
  2. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
  3. Shalamar - The Second Time Around
  4. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  5. Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
  6. Got To Love Somebody - Sister Sledge
  7. I Shoulda Loved Ya - Narada Michael Walden
  8. Twennynine Featuring Lenny White - Peanut Butter
  9. Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
  10. Tavares - Bad Times
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) - The Specials
  2. Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
  3. The Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
  4. My Girl - Madness
  5. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On


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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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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The Devil'S Alternative

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

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The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin



Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway



Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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Pete's Dragon

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Studio: Disney

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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