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Tuesday 24 June 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Minka Kelly and Cicinho (footballer). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up 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 The Real War by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway Campaign or Space Zap.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Pier Giuseppe Murgia

Starring: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Country: United States

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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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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 24 June 1980 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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  • Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, first horse to win $2 million.

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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


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

The Real War

By: Richard Nixon

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The Third Wave

By: Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

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Mystery House

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

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