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Sunday 28 December 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Ferlito and Anna Trebunskaya. 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 Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barriers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Time Traveler or Space Firebird.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Barriers

Starring: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jelenko

Starring: Ramiz Pasic, Milan Luketic, Miroslav Mrda, Zeljko Kovacevic

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sorekara no Musashi

Directed by: Sai Osu, Masatsuga Sawajima

Starring: Sakai Bakako, Meiko Kaji, Kinnosuke Nakamura

Country: Japan

The Golden Age of Television

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Maniac

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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Popeye

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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Facts:
  • Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
  • MTxico terminates fishing agreements with US.

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Sport Games on 28 December 1980

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  • Houston Oilers - Oakland Raiders : 7 - 27
  • Los Angeles Rams - Dallas Cowboys : 13 - 34
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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

Books

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

Firestarter

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 Coming Currency Collapse

By: Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

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The Hidden Target

By: Helen MacInnes

For Nina O’Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is

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A Man

By: Oriana Fallaci

Saved from execution through the intervention of world leaders, Allesandro Panagoulis, an implacable Greek freedom fighter, endures years of imprisionment and torture before regaining his freedom and resuming his war against

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

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Mission Asteroid

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

Genre: Adventure

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Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

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Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin


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