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Tuesday 25 November 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Swisher and Valerie Azlynn. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Heaven's Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ireland: A Television History. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight or Space Firebird.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ireland: A Television History

Starring: Robert Kee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 November 1980 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Moses?
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: National Day (1943)
  • Surinam - Independence Day (from the Netherlands, 1975)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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  • Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
  • Upper-Volta milt coup under Col Saye Zerbo, President Lamizana flees
  • Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran, regains WBC welterweight championship.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Saturn -- Nov. 24, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8720
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: President-Elect Ronald Reagan -- Nov. 17, 1980


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

The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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Rage of Angels

By: Sidney Sheldon

A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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