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Sunday 21 December 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michele Di Piedi and Royce Ring. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Manchu by Robert Elegant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Velo misto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaitei Takara Sagashi or Heli Fire.
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 ?

Velo misto

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Zdravka Krstulovic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Spiro Guberina

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Popeye

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions.

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Sport Games on 21 December 1980

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 17 - 20
  • Buffalo Bills - San Francisco 49ers : 18 - 13
  • Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 27 - 24
  • Denver Broncos - Seattle Seahawks : 25 - 17
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rocky Mountain High -- Dec. 15, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8723
  • Time: Inset: Italy earthquake, from ANSA

Books

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

Manchu

By: Robert Elegant

This novel transports the reader back to the savagery and the passion, to the opulence and sensuality, and to the great adventure of the last days of a dying dynasty.

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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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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Star Warrior

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

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Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo


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