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Thursday 30 October 1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Foo and Sarah Carter. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police 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 Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Le temps d'une paix. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Moon Cresta or Targ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

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Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

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

Movies

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

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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Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Kagemusha

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 October 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Marcel
  • Bl. John Slade
  • St. Theonestus
  • St. Talacrian
  • St. Herbert
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • NASA launches Flt Satcom-4.
  • El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crisis in the Gulf -- Oct. 27, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8716
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl Sagan -- Oct. 20, 1980

Books

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

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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The Ring

By: Danielle Steel

In Germany engulfed by war and hatred, the beautiful wife of an influential banker fell in love with a German author. His Jewish heritage led them both to death.

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Unfinished Business

By: Maggie Scarf

In detailed, revealing portraits of women from their teens through their sixties, Maggie Scarf explores the core experiences of women's lives and discovers what can happen when the days and years

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Kane & Abel

By: Jeffrey Archer

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

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Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

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Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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