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Sunday 20 January 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Felicitas Woll and Maeva Meline. 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. American Gigolo, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fighter or Network.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1980

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Movies

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

American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Country: United States

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Fatso

Directed by: Anne Bancroft

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

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Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

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Kali Ghata

Directed by: Ved Rahi

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

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Just Tell Me What You Want

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

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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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Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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The Bill Tush Show

Starring: Bill Tush, Jan Hooks, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
  • Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.
  • Cuba recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.

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Sport Games on 20 January 1980

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American Football
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Los Angeles Rams : 31 - 19
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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 Top Of The Hill

By: Irwin Shaw

"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

By: Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Home videos

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

Buck and the Preacher

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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