Thursday October 02, 1980

US date format: 10/2/1980, UK date format: 2/10/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Amanda Hale and Shane Andrus. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Dostana, directed by Raj Khosla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival or Compu-Spell.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali.
  • Michael Myers (Democrat-Pennsylvania), is first representative expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM).

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Movies

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Dostana

Dostana

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Times Square

Times Square

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

Foolin' Around

Foolin' Around

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

Ashita no Jô 2

Ashita no Jô 2

Bizarre

Bizarre

The Amazing Adventures of Morph

The Amazing Adventures of Morph

Days to next October 02

If October 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

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.

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

Random Winds by Belva Plain

Random Winds

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful epic

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Carnival

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sea Duel

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley


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