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Saturday 28 June 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Johntá Austin and Andrea Verešová. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Will by G. Gordon Liddy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boxing or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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Directed by: Pier Giuseppe Murgia

Starring: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway

Country: United States

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Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 June 1980 ?

  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
  • Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
  • National Handshake Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Heal Gahagan Douglas: (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79.
  • Herbie Faye: Comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81.
  • Yoshiro Irino: Composer, dies at 58.
  • Jose Iturbi: Temperamental, volatile Spanish-born pianist and conductor whose life and career were varied and often controversial.
  • New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Inside the U.S.S.R. -- June 23, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8698
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teachers -- June 16, 1980


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


By: G. Gordon Liddy

From soldier to Washington insider; from a prisoner who preferred the walls of a prison rather than the betrayal of his principles; to a writer and top radio personality, G.

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The Devil'S Alternative

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

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By: Martha Weinman Lear

The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his lifeOn a story assignment in France for the New York Times

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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 ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Mission Asteroid

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

Genre: Adventure

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Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Tank Battalion

Platform: Arcade, MSX, VIC-20, X68000

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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