Friday February 08, 1980

US date format: 2/8/1980, UK date format: 8/2/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 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 Elisabetta Gregoraci and William Jackson Harper. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Khwab, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Balloon Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
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Famous Deaths

Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

The Fog

The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Country: United States of America

Death Watch

Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Starring: Peter von Zahn

Masterpiece Mystery

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Serpentine by Thomas Thompson

Serpentine

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With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj.

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 08, 1980?

On February 08, 1980 several famous people were born including, Elisabetta Gregoraci, William Jackson Harper, Cameron Muncey.

Which famous people died on February 08, 1980?

Famous people died on February 08, 1980 include, Nikos Xilouris.

What was the number one song in February 08, 1980?

The number one song in the week of February 08, 1980 was Rock With You by Michael Jackson in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on February 08, 1980?

The top hits on February 08, 1980 were Rock With You by Michael Jackson, Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers, I'm In The Mood For Dancing by The Nolans in UK.