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Friday 20 June 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 20, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Valentine Féau and Tika Sumpter. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Temptation Island, directed by Joey Gosiengfiao, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Voodoo Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 June 1980

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Movies

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

Temptation Island

Directed by: Joey Gosiengfiao

Starring: Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo

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The Sea Wolves

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

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The Stunt Man

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

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Herbie Goes Bananas

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman, John Vernon

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The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

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The Whisper of Glocken

Written by: Carol Kendall

Directed by: Harry Aldous

Starring: Paul Honeyman

Ging wah cheun mung

Uchû senshi Baldios

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • Roberto Duran starts his classic boxing trilogy with Sugar Ray Leonard by defeating him in Canada by a decision in 15 rounds, to gain the WBC world Welterweight championship.
  • Augusta AVA becomes the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 20, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

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

Books

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

Heartsounds

By: Martha Weinman Lear

The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his lifeOn a story assignment in France for the New York Times

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The Third Wave

By: Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

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No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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Thy Neighbor'S Wife

By: Gay Talese

The provocative classic work newly updatedAn intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscapeWhen first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Network

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Home videos

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

The Professionals

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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