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Saturday 27 September 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sara Racey-Tabrizi and Asashoryu Akinori. 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 Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bric-A-Brac. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Star Warrior.
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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 27 September 1980 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM and 92.5 FM

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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 ?

Number 1

By: Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock

Written at the period of his tumultuous ride as manager of the Yankees, Billy Martin proves why he was the heart and soul of the club. It

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The Third Wave

By: Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

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The Spike

By: Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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Princess Daisy

By: Judith Krantz

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley

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Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Star Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

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