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Thursday 21 August 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 21, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Lajoie and Amelle Chahbi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Atlantic City, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Solo by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Boxing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 21 August 1980

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Movies

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

Atlantic City

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

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Resurrection

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

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Loving Couples

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Collins

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The Constant Factor

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

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Breaking Glass

Directed by: Brian Gibson

Starring: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

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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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Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cowboys

The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show

Drak Pack

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 21, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Solo

By: Jack Higgins

A father’s quest for vengeance draws him into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a veteran assassinPiano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as

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The Real War

By: Richard Nixon

The Real War

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Donahue

By: Phil Donahue

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Boxing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Home videos

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

Pete's Dragon

Studio: Disney

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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 Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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