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Thursday 25 September 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include TI (rapper) and Olivia Molina. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bric-A-Brac. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway Campaign or Space Panic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara

Country: United States

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Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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Ordinary People

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Starring: Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Yes You Can

Starring: Tammy Bourne, Trevor Bruneau, Patrick Ford, Kevin Gillis

Country: Canada

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Chin wong chi wong

Starring: Ga Yee Chan, Hing Yue Chang, Wong Chun, Ping Do

Country: Hong Kong

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 September 1980 ?

  • Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
  • Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Bonham: English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32.
  • Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
  • Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

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

  • Time: Toxic chemical wastes in lake water. 'The Poisoning of America.'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8711
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The U.S. Voter -- Sep. 15, 1980


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

China Men

By: Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new

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The Tenth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

One of the biggest sellers in the Commandment series, this masterpiece of suspense and murder is rich in sultry characters and deadly plot twists.

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By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an ...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

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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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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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