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Tuesday 21 October 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Kardashian and Brian Pittman. 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. Humkadam, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Second Lady by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Wizard and the Princess or Horse Racing.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Parikshat Sahni, Biswajeet, A.K. Hangal

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The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

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Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

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Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Starring: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen, Michael Lerner

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It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

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Big City Comedy

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Ri¢hie Ri¢h


The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1980 ?

  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim Kardashian: American socialite, model, actress and television celebrity, she is most known for her part in the reality program, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" which aired in 2007.
  • Brian Pittman: American bass player (Relient K and Inhale Exhale).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Banjo Dancing opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1st and only time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
  • Michael Gorbatsjov elected member of Politburo
  • Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history

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

The Second Lady

By: Irving Wallace

The Second Lady

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Side Effects

By: Woody Allen

A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Wizard and the Princess

Platform: Apple II, Apple II Plus, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64, IBM PC, PCjr, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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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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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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