Friday July 04, 1980, US Independence Day

US date format: 7/4/1980, UK date format: 4/7/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 4, 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 Max Elliott Slade and Carrie Keagan. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. Honeysuckle Rose, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Targ or Dodge 'Em.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 04, 1980?


Holidays

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)

Events

  • Nolan Ryan strikes out Ceasar Geronimo to record his 3000th career strike out.
  • Chad and Mali recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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Honeysuckle Rose

Honeysuckle Rose

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Directed by: Tommy Chong

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero, Betty Kennedy

Country: United States of America

My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

Directed by: Tony Bill

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Country: United States of America

Used Cars

Used Cars

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Country: United States of America

Temptation Island

Temptation Island

Directed by: Joey Gosiengfiao

Starring: Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

Good Time Harry

Good Time Harry

Grundy

Grundy

Avis de recherche

Avis de recherche

Days to next July 04

If July 04, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1980?

Books

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Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene

Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party

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Mr Jones, a quiet unprepossessing man who works as a translator in a Swiss chocolate factory, meets and falls in love with Anna-Luise, many years his junior and the daughter of

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

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She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

The Real War by Richard Nixon

The Real War

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The Real War

Sins Of The Fathers by Susan Howatch

Sins Of The Fathers

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"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

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

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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