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Wednesday 23 April 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Griffon Ramsey and Marjorie de Sousa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shadow Warriors. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Empire or Pac-Man.
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TV Series

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

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States

Movies

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

Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States

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The Tin Drum

Directed by: Volker Schlndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Country: United States

The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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When Time Ran Out...

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden

Country: United States

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Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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Facts:
  • Soviet submarine catches fire off Japan, nine die.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The 'Gears and Machinery' Inset: G. Gordon Liddy by Neil Leifer.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8689
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Palestinians -- Apr. 14, 1980

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galactic Empire

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

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Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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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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Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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