Tuesday May 06, 1980

US date format: 5/6/1980, UK date format: 6/5/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 6, 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 Brooke Bennett and Nicole Brunner. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or Astro Fighter.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
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Movies

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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Country: United States of America

B.C. Rock

B.C. Rock

Directed by: Picha

Starring: Richard Darbois, Georges Aminel, Roger Carel, Jacques Ferrière

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

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Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Adventure Game

The Adventure Game

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Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lena

Lena

Sälber gmacht

Sälber gmacht

Days to next May 06

If May 06, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur Smith

Hungry As The Sea

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Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry as the Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South

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 …

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

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?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

SOS

SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 06, 1980?

On May 06, 1980 several famous people were born including, Brooke Bennett, Scott Colton, Nicole Brunner.

What was the number one song in May 06, 1980?

The number one song in the week of May 06, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.

What were the top hits on May 06, 1980?

The top hits on May 06, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.


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