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Sunday 20 July 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Kennerty and Gisele Bündchen. 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. Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or King & Balloon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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

The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli

Country: United States

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Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen

Country: United States

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Caddyshack

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray

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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The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • 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

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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Triple

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Star Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

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