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Monday 25 August 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include TJ Bell and Neal Musser. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Real War by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Attack or Red Baron.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 in the last 30 days ?

Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

Country: United States

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Father Sergius

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 August 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
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Facts:
  • 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nominee Carter -- Aug. 25, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8707
  • Time: Sculpture of Carter by Neil Estern; assemblage by Joan Hall

Books

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

The Real War

By: Richard Nixon

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Managing In Turbulent Times

By: Peter Drucker

This book, the author explains, "is concerned with action rather than understanding, with decisions rather than analysis." It deals with the strategies needed to transform rapid changes into opportunities, to turn

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The Ninja

By: Eric Van Lustbader

"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

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

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

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Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy


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