Thursday May 01, 1980

US date format: 5/1/1980, UK date format: 1/5/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Zaz (singer) and Zaz . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Bismarck or Pelé's Soccer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
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Events

  • Day in Hollywood, A Night... opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • American Book Award: William Styron (Sophie's Choice)/T Wolfe (The Right Stuff).
  • Sabres and Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff
  • 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins.

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Movies

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Country: United States of America

The Long Riders

The Long Riders

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Flamingo Road

Flamingo Road

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian

Fame

Fame

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

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Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Righteous Apples

The Righteous Apples

Starring: George M. Chappell

Country: United States of America

The Dream Merchants

The Dream Merchants

Days to next May 01

If May 01, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel

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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

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

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 01, 1980?

On May 01, 1980 several famous people were born including, Zaz (singer), Ana Claudia Talancon, Zaz .

What was the number one song in May 01, 1980?

The number one song in the week of May 01, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners in UK.

What were the top hits on May 01, 1980?

The top hits on May 01, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners, Dance Yourself Dizzy by Liquid Gold in UK.


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