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Monday 21 July 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sandra Laoura and Lee Camp (comedian). In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Contraband, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eamon or Horse Racing.
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Movies

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

Contraband

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

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Ruckus

Directed by: Max Kleven

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair, Richard Farnsworth, Matt Clark

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Cannibal Apocalypse

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Cinzia De Carolis

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Border Cop

Directed by: Christopher Leitch

Starring: Telly Savalas, Danny De La Paz, Eddie Albert, Michael V. Gazzo

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Be-Reham

Directed by: Raghunath Jhalani

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy

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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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Texas

Les dames de coeur

What's the Word?

Summer Royal

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes.

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Books

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

China Men

By: Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new

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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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Innocent Blood

By: P.D. James

Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Home videos

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

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

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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