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Sunday February 24, 1980

US date format: 2/24/1980, UK date format: 24/2/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anton Maiden and Shinsuke Nakamura. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Moviola by Garson Kanin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dodge 'Em or Mystery House.
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Movies

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States

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The Black Marble

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

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Death Ship

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

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The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

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Foxes

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh

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TV Series

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

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

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Lord Schmetterhemd

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Chega Mais

Anderland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
  • USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
  • The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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Books

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

Moviola

By: Garson Kanin

In Moviola, Garson Kanin has written the ultimate Hollywood novel, encompassing the whole dazzling story of the movie business, from its beginnings with the invention of the nickelodeon to today, with

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Memories Of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

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The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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The Dead Zone

By: Stephen King

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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Mystery House

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

SOS

SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

White Line Fever

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Emmanuelle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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