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Sunday 27 January 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eva Padberg and Chanda Gunn. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. American Gigolo, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Voyage of Charles Darwin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fishing Derby or Dragster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Voyage of Charles Darwin

Starring: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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One in a Million

Starring: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Country: United States

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CBS Children's Mystery Theatre

Starring: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Country: United States

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Free to Choose

Starring: Milton Friedman

Country: United States

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The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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Movies

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

American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Caligula

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 January 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
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Facts:
  • NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
  • Near Livermore, California, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs.
  • Six United States diplomats, posing as Canadians, manage to escape from Tehran, Iran as they board a flight to Znrich, Switzerland.
  • Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper.

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

  • Time: Inset:, Afghanistan by Hubert Van Es.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8675
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Moscow's Challenge -- Jan. 14, 1980

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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The Last Enchantment

By: Mary Stewart

Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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The Green Ripper

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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