Wednesday November 05, 1980

US date format: 11/5/1980, UK date format: 5/11/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see zodiac on November 5, 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 Eva González and Nicole Whitehead. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Heaven's Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Ring by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Settlers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Midway Campaign.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
  • St. Laetus
  • Pope Zachary
  • St. Sylvia
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Movies

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

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

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Country: United States of America

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Country: United States of America

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The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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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

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ring by Danielle Steel

The Ring

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In Germany engulfed by war and hatred, the beautiful wife of an influential banker fell in love with a German author. His Jewish heritage led them both to death.

Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote

Music For Chameleons

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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.

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.

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.

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?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

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

Star Warrior

Star Warrior

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Mission Asteroid

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 05, 1980?

On November 05, 1980 several famous people were born including, Eva González, Nicole Whitehead, Ibrahim Maalouf.

What was the number one song in November 05, 1980?

The number one song in the week of November 05, 1980 was Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on November 05, 1980?

The top hits on November 05, 1980 were Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Lady by Kenny Rogers, He's So Shy by Pointer Sisters in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie, Super Trouper by Abba, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.