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Sunday 26 October 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cristian Chivu and Claire Cooper. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Le temps d'une paix. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Akalabeth: World of Doom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

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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Oh, God! Book II

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1980 ?

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
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Famous Deaths:
  • 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times

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Sport Games on 26 October 1980

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles : 14 - 17
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 3 - 23
  • Denver Broncos - New York Giants : 14 - 9
  • Detroit Lions - Kansas City Chiefs : 17 - 20
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1980?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl Sagan -- Oct. 20, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8715
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jackpot States -- Oct. 13, 1980


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


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 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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Unfinished Business

By: Maggie Scarf

In detailed, revealing portraits of women from their teens through their sixties, Maggie Scarf explores the core experiences of women's lives and discovers what can happen when the days and years

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Side Effects

By: Woody Allen

A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

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Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.


Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Microlab, Inc.

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