Wednesday June 04, 1980

US date format: 6/4/1980, UK date format: 4/6/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Mathieu Johann and Pontus Farnerud. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Sea Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
  • Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
  • United States - Pentecost in 2006
  • Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
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Movies

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States of America

Brubaker

Brubaker

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Country: United States of America

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Country: United States of America

Man Pasand

Man Pasand

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Dev Anand, Tina Ambani, Girish Karnad, Mehmood

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Vakáción a Mézga-család

Starring: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Péter Geszti

Country: Hungary

Are You Being Served in Australia?

Are You Being Served in Australia?

Vygodniy Kontrakt

Vygodniy Kontrakt

Days to next June 04

If June 04, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 9 days.
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Books

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The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr

Who'S On First

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The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Dragster

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel


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