Sunday November 02, 1980

US date format: 11/2/1980, UK date format: 2/11/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Brittany Ishibashi and Diego Lugano. In that special week of November 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. Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Too Close for Comfort. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Rescue at Rigel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Zeenat Aman, Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar, Padmini Kolhapure

Humkadam

Humkadam

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Parikshat Sahni, Biswajeet, A.K. Hangal

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

Sport Games on November 02, 1980

Sport Games on November 02, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Buffalo Bills : 30 - 14
  • Baltimore Colts - Kansas City Chiefs : 31 - 24
  • Dallas Cowboys - St. Louis Cardinals : 27 - 24
  • Green Bay Packers - Pittsburgh Steelers : 20 - 22
  • Houston Oilers - Denver Broncos : 20 - 16
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TV Series

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Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

As Três Marias

As Três Marias

Home Fires

Home Fires

Days to next November 02

If November 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 11 days.
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Books

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The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

The Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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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.

American Dreams by Studs Terkel

American Dreams

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Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Red Baron

Red Baron

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

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)


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