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Monday 20 October 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fabrice Jeannet and Niall Matter. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Great Railway Journeys of the World. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectar or Rally-X.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara

Country: United States

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Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

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Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States


Starring: Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1980 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Sport Games on 20 October 1980

American Football
  • Oakland Raiders - Pittsburgh Steelers : 45 - 34
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1980?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl Sagan -- Oct. 20, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8715
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jackpot States -- Oct. 13, 1980


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

The Clan Of The Cave Bear

By: Jean M. Auel

The Clan of the Cave Bear

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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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