Sunday February 10, 1980

US date format: 2/10/1980, UK date format: 10/2/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 10, 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 Alana Renaud and Martin Vassallo Arguello. 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 Emilia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Castle or Eamon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
  • Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
  • Saint Silvanus
  • Saint Charalampe
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Events

  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Khwab

Khwab

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Yogeeta Bali, Birbal, Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt

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

Agency

Agency

Directed by: George Kaczender

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Alexandra Stewart

Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

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

Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

TV Series

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Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Take the High Road

Take the High Road

Minuta e mnogo

Minuta e mnogo

Alegrías de mediodía

Alegrías de mediodía

Days to next February 10

If February 10, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 6 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 27 days.
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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?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

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

Publisher: non-commercial


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