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Monday 23 June 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michelle Paul and Melissa Rauch. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Maladolescenza, directed by Pier Giuseppe Murgia, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Sins Of The Fathers by Susan Howatch 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 Space Panic.
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 ?

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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The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Maladolescenza

Directed by: Pier Giuseppe Murgia

Starring: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Country: United States

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Brubaker

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway

Country: United States

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Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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No Regrets for Our Youth

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjir kchi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Varahagiri Venkata Giri: Indian politician (Born 1894).
  • Sanjay Gandhi: Indian politician and noted family, the second son of Indira Ghandi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • John Laurie: Scottish character actor of stage, film and TV, often cast in stern and gloomy roles.
  • Odile Versois: French stage/film actress, dancer, sister of actresses Marina Vlady, Helene Vallier & Olga Poliakoff, in more than 30 films, married once, four children.
  • Walter Rodney: Guyanese historian scholar and activist (d. 1980).
Facts:
  • David Letterman Show, debuts on NBC-TV daytime
  • 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
  • West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • September 6 ampndash The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Inside the U.S.S.R. -- June 23, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8698
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teachers -- June 16, 1980

Books

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

Sins Of The Fathers

By: Susan Howatch

"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

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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 Real War

By: Richard Nixon

The Real War

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Galactic Empire

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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