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Tuesday 30 December 1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eliza Dushku in Boston and DJ Mbenga. 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. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Origin by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barriers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaitei Takara Sagashi or Space Firebird.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez

Directed by: Jean Girault

Starring: Louis de Funs, Genevive Grad, Michel Galabru

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eliza Dushku in Boston: Massachusetts; American actress (This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey).
  • DJ Mbenga: basketball player.
  • Eliza Dushku: American actress who began performing professionally at age 11 when her first movie, "One Hot Summer" was released, August 1992.
  • Ben Robinson: Chef.
  • Kenny Kwan: Filipino-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (Boy'z).
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Facts:
  • Wonderful World of Disney, last performance on NBC-TV

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lech Walesa -- Dec. 29, 1980
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Lennon -- Dec. 22, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8724

Books

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

The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

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The Tenth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

One of the biggest sellers in the Commandment series, this masterpiece of suspense and murder is rich in sultry characters and deadly plot twists.

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The Covenant

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

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Answer As A Man

By: Taylor Caldwell

All his life, Jason Garrity has had to battle intolerance and injustice in his quest for power, money, and love. His new hotel will give him financial security, the means to

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

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Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Star Warrior

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

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Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware


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