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Wednesday 30 July 1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include April Bowlby and Sara Anzanello. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Those Lips, Those Eyes, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Solo by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectar or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

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Motel Hell

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod

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Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Art Hindle

Country: United States

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Contraband

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

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Coração Alado

Ridder Ræddik

Campfire Club

Top Sailing

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles McGraw: Actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66.
  • Norman Lloyd: Jersey City, New Jersey -- Actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere).
Facts:
  • Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain and France
  • Vanuatu gains independence.
  • Representative Ron Paul of Texas introduces "Monetary Freedom Act" in House of Representatives to "repeal the privilege of banks to create money".
  • Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law

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Books

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

Solo

By: Jack Higgins

A father’s quest for vengeance draws him into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a veteran assassinPiano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as

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Donahue

By: Phil Donahue

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

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B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Odessa File

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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The Love Bug

Studio: Disney

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The Black Hole

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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