Saturday March 08, 1980

US date format: 3/8/1980, UK date format: 8/3/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Charli Delaney and Charli Robinson. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. The King and the Mockingbird, directed by Paul Grimault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warlords or Pelé's Soccer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
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Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Greg Chappell 235 and Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad.
  • The Soviet Union's first rock music festival starts.

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Movies

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The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird

Directed by: Paul Grimault

Starring: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone

Directed by: Richard Elfman

Starring: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley, Jan Stuart Schwartz

Nijinsky

Nijinsky

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel

The Burning Train

The Burning Train

Directed by: Ravi Chopra

Starring: Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra

Little Darlings

Little Darlings

Directed by: Ron Maxwell

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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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

Jan vom anderen Stern

Jan vom anderen Stern

The Tim Conway Show

The Tim Conway Show

Time of My Life

Time of My Life

Jolly Joker

Jolly Joker

Days to next March 08

If March 08, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 6 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Establishment by Howard Fast

The Establishment

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She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War …

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

Donahue by Phil Donahue

Donahue

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DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

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 Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Mystery House

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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