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Monday 29 September 1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zachary Levi and Sarah Sucher. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. 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 The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home Sweet Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Astro Invader.
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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 30 days ?

Home Sweet Home

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

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Up and Coming

Starring: Yule Caise, Cooper Chow, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris

Country: United States


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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 September 1980 ?

  • Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
  • England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
  • Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
  • French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • The ''Washington Post'' publishes Janet Cooke's story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old heroin addict (later proven to be fabricated).

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Sport Games on 29 September 1980

American Football
  • Denver Broncos - New England Patriots : 14 - 23
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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1980?

  • Time: Alabam Univ. head football coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8712
  • Time: Toxic chemical wastes in lake water. 'The Poisoning of America.'


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

The Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

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Goodbye, Darkness

By: William Manchester

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

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Crisis Investing

By: Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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The Ninja

By: Eric Van Lustbader

"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

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Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

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