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Thursday 20 March 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ock Ju-Hyun and Jamal Crawford. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strumpet City. If you liked videogames you were probably playing SOS or Time Traveler.
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TV Series

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

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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God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States

Movies

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

Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Country: United States

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Taboo

Directed by: Kirdy Stevens

Starring: Kay Parker, Dorothy LeMay, Mike Ranger

Country: United States

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Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States

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Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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Facts:
  • US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.
  • The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.
  • The ''Mi Amigo'', the ship that housed pirate radio station ''Radio Caroline'', sinks (''Radio Caroline'' returns aboard a new ship in 1983).
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
  • ''Mafioso'' Angelo Bruno is murdered in Philadelphia.

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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 ?

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

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Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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