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Sunday 30 March 1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yalin and Winter Ave Zoli. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shadow Warriors. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Polaris or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

When Time Ran Out...

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden

Country: United States

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The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Little Darlings

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Country: United States

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Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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 30 March 1980 ?

  • Saint John Climacus (died 649)
  • Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
  • Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
  • Land Day.
  • Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day - Public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.
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What news were making the headlines those days in March 1980?

  • Time: Design and construction by Eugene Mihaesco; photos by Robert Brosan except for Carter by Roddey E. M
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8685
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Diplomacy -- Mar. 17, 1980


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

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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Hungry As The Sea

By: Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry as the Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South

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By: Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady

Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning… Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

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