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Saturday 27 December 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Rodriguez and Claudio Castagnoli. 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 Side Effects by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Remember When.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Monster (Videopac) or Mission Asteroid.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Remember When...

Starring: Dick Cavett

Country: United States

Droit de réponse: l'esprit de contradiction

Written by: Michel Polac

Starring: Michel Polac, Cabu, François Cavanna, Pierre Desproges

Under the Mountain

Starring: Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood, William Johnson

Country: New Zealand

Neochakvana Vakancia

Starring: Nikola Anastasov, Kiril Gospodinov, Ivan Grigorov, Georgi Kaloyanchev

Country: Bulgaria

The Sunday Game

Starring: Michael Lyster, Pat Spillane, Ger Canning, Jim Carney

Country: Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1980 ?

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
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  • Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78

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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


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

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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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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By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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Loon Lake

By: E.L. Doctorow

The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Mission Asteroid

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

Genre: Adventure

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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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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