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Thursday December 25, 1980, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1980, UK date format: 25/12/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ali Soumaré and Kahi (singer). In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hangin' In. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Attack or Lords of Karma.
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What the sky looked like on 25 December 1980

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Secret Valley

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Richard Arlen, Virginia Grey, Norman Willis, Russell Hicks

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Island Claws

Directed by: Hernan Cardenas

Starring: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

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Bare Behind Bars

Directed by: Oswaldo de Oliveira

Starring: Maria Stella Splendore, Neide Ribeiro, Márcia Fraga, Danielle Ferrite

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States

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First Family

Directed by: Buck Henry

Starring: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

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TV Series

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

Hangin' In

Directed by: Not specifed

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

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The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Planetary positions on December 25, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

American Dreams

By: Studs Terkel

Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

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The Hidden Target

By: Helen MacInnes

For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

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Goodbye, Darkness

By: William Manchester

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

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

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

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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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Studio: Disney

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Buck and the Preacher

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Emmanuelle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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