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Wednesday 23 July 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michelle Williams American singer and Katie Bratayley. 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 Will by G. Gordon Liddy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cytron Masters or Sea Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 23 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sarto Fournier: Canadian lawyer and politician 38th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1980).
  • Keith Godchaux: American keyboard player and songwriter (Grateful Dead and Heart of Gold Band) (d. 1980).
  • Mollie Steimer: Russian-born American anarchist agitator and political prisoner (Born 1897).
Facts:
  • Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
  • Soyuz 37 ferries two cosmonauts (one Vietnamese) to Salyut 6.
  • River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter.

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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 ?

Will

By: G. Gordon Liddy

From soldier to Washington insider; from a prisoner who preferred the walls of a prison rather than the betrayal of his principles; to a writer and top radio personality, G.

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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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Anatomy Of An Illness

By: Norman Cousins

The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East


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