Tuesday April 08, 1980

US date format: 4/8/1980, UK date format: 8/4/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Katee Sackhoff and Stéphane Bullion. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Top Of The Hill by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or The Prisoner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

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Movies

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Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States of America

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, Rene Auberjonois

Country: United States of America

The Cricket

The Cricket

Directed by: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Virna Lisi, Renato Salvatori, Clio Goldsmith

The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

Directed by: Lang Elliott

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox

Two Champions of Death

Two Champions of Death

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang, Feng Lu

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
  2. - Dance Yourself Dizzy
  3. - Call Meyoutube
  4. - Going Underground / Dreams Of Children
  5. - Geno

TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Six O'Clock Follies

The Six O'Clock Follies

The Sun Trap

The Sun Trap

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Top Of The Hill by Irwin Shaw

The Top Of The Hill

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"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

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

Ordeal by Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady

Ordeal

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Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning… Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

James Herriot'S Yorkshire by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Yorkshire

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James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund


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