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Friday 26 September 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aurélien Rougerie and Jane Darling. 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. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Fanny by Erica Jong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bric-A-Brac. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Balloon or Sea Battle.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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 months ?


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 26 September 1980 ?

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  • Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla".
  • Soyuz 38 returns to Earth.
  • The Mariel Boatlift officially ends.

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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 ?


By: Erica Jong

"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—Newsweek Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

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