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Friday 23 May 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lane Garrison and Nicolas Mas. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Canterbury Tales, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventure Game. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Terrorist.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

Country: United States

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country: United States

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1980 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Star Wars -- May 19, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8693
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edmund Muskie -- May 12, 1980


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


By: Phil Donahue

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

By: Erma Bombeck

"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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The Bleeding Heart

By: Marilyn French

Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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