Friday February 01, 1980

US date format: 2/1/1980, UK date format: 1/2/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bolloré and Hector Luna. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, directed by Vladimir Menshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Akalabeth: World of Doom.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Soap opera Love of Life ends a 28 year run

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Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Agency

Agency

Directed by: George Kaczender

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Alexandra Stewart

Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

Cruising

Cruising

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Starring: Peter von Zahn

Mahô shôjo Lalabelle

Mahô shôjo Lalabelle

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 7 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy

The Windsor Story

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The Windsor Story

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"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

The Establishment by Howard Fast

The Establishment

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She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari


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