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Friday 30 May 1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 30, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steven Gerrard and Jena Lee (anchor). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Man Pasand, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fishing Derby or Warlords.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Man Pasand

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Dev Anand, Tina Ambani, Girish Karnad, Mehmood

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Bronco Billy

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

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Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Meat Loaf, Kaki Hunter, Art Carney, Gailard Sartain

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The Mountain Men

Directed by: Richard Lang

Starring: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht

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Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Country: United States

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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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The Stockard Channing Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1980 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Timmy Caldwell: rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies.
  • Carl Radle: American bass player and producer (Delaney & Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos) (d. 1980).
  • 1st papal visit to France since 1814
  • Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
  • Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 30, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
  2. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  3. Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
  4. Lady - The Whispers
  5. Shining Star - The Manhattans
  6. Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
  7. Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money) - The Fatback Band
  8. The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
  9. Two Places At The Same Time - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
  10. Landlord - Gladys Knight And The Pips
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. What's Another Year - Johnny Logan
  2. Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  3. Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
  4. Paul McCartney - Coming Up
  5. Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life


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

The Bleeding Heart

By: Marilyn French

Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

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Thy Neighbor'S Wife

By: Gay Talese

The provocative classic work newly updatedAn intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscapeWhen first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening

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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

By: Erma Bombeck

"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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The Brethren

By: Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx



Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Home videos

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

Pete's Dragon

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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