Friday May 09, 1980

US date format: 5/9/1980, UK date format: 9/5/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 9, 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 Angela Nikodinov in Spartanburg and Tatewin Means. 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 Astro Fighter or Star Warrior.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
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Events

  • 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
  • In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. 35 people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.
  • In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

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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

Directed by: *

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 09

If May 09, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 16 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?

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Star Warrior

Star Warrior

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Rogue

Rogue

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

Genre: Roguelike

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito


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