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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 Tailor James and Laurent Gaudin. 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. Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Space Monster (Videopac).
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 ?

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

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The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Señorita Andrea

Starring: Ignacio Quirós, Darío Grandinetti

Country: Argentina

Shadow Warriors

Starring: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Country: Japan

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli

Country: United States

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Caddyshack

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray

Country: United States

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The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine

Country: United States

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Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Directed by: Tommy Chong

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero

Country: United States

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Zombie

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

Country: United States

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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: G.O.P. Convention -- July 21, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8702
  • Time: X ray courtesy Ilford, Ltd.

Books

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

Men In Love

By: Nancy Friday

An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

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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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Princess Daisy

By: Judith Krantz

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips


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