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Saturday 31 May 1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andy Hurley and Craig Bolton. 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. Urban Cowboy, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventure Game. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Prisoner or Sengoku Ninja Tai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Adventure Game

Written by: Patrick Dowling

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fox

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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God's Wonderful Railway

Starring: Ralph Arliss, John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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No Regrets for Our Youth

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjir kchi

Country: United States

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The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli

Country: United States

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country: United States

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Facts:
  • Love Stinks by J Geils Band peaks at #38
  • Police and youthful rebels battle in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Picasso Show -- May 26, 1980
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8694
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Star Wars -- May 19, 1980

Books

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

Smiley'S People

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Restoring The American Dream

By: Robert J. Ringer

Restoring the American Dream

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Triple

By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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Polaris

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Taito

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The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

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