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Thursday 25 December 1980, Christmas

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Loco and Kahi . 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. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sorekara no Musashi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Space Firebird.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Remember When...

Starring: Dick Cavett

Country: United States

Brendon Chase

Starring: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton

Country: United States

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Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

Country: United States

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Nine to Five

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1980 ?

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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Famous Deaths:
  • Louis Neefs: Belgian singer, dies at age 43.
  • Fred Emney: London, England -- Actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Lennon -- Dec. 22, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8724
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rocky Mountain High -- Dec. 15, 1980

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

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Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin


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