Saturday August 02, 1980

US date format: 8/2/1980, UK date format: 2/8/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 Nadia Bjorlin and Youssouf Fofana (killer). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Those Lips, Those Eyes, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stratovox or Red Baron.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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Events

  • Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • US swimmers set three world records at National championships.
  • A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.

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Movies

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Those Lips, Those Eyes

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

Motel Hell

Motel Hell

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod

Smokey and the Bandit II

Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States of America

The Octagon

The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Art Hindle

Country: United States of America

Contraband

Contraband

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

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TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Coração Alado

Coração Alado

Ridder Ræddik

Ridder Ræddik

Watch All Night

Watch All Night

Spring & Fall

Spring & Fall

Days to next August 02

If August 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Second Coming by Walker Percy

The Second Coming

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Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

Innocent Blood by P.D. James

Innocent Blood

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Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

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

Will by G. Gordon Liddy

Will

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From soldier to Washington insider; from a prisoner who preferred the walls of a prison rather than the betrayal of his principles; to a writer and top radio personality, G.

Donahue by Phil Donahue

Donahue

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DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Boxing

Boxing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET


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