Friday August 08, 1980

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Shayna Baszler and Mama Natural. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Battle Creek Brawl, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heli Fire or Zeus World.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
  • The Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran occurs in Ireland.

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Movies

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Battle Creek Brawl

Battle Creek Brawl

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

Motel Hell

Motel Hell

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod

Smokey and the Bandit II

Smokey and the Bandit II

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States of America

The Octagon

The Octagon

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Art Hindle

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Games People Play

Games People Play

Mortimer's Patch

Mortimer's Patch

Die Fischers und ihre Frauen

Die Fischers und ihre Frauen

Encounters with Animals

Encounters with Animals

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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,

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET


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