Thursday January 10, 1980

US date format: 1/10/1980, UK date format: 10/1/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Sarah Shahi and Janelle Pierzina. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Death Watch, directed by Bertrand Tavernier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Skiing or Berzerk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Margaret Thatcher day in the Falkland Islands

Events

  • Last broadcast of Rockford Files on NBC
  • George Meany, American labor leader, dies at age 85 (born 1894).

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Famous Deaths

  • : American football player and coach (d....
  • : American baseball player (Born 1900).

Movies

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Death Watch

Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

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

Kali Ghata

Kali Ghata

Directed by: Ved Rahi

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

Just Tell Me What You Want

Just Tell Me What You Want

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

Courage fuyons

Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

Meteor

Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

TV Series

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Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Die Leute vom Domplatz

Die Leute vom Domplatz

Days to next January 10

If January 10, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 8 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 18 days.
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Books

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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

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.

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

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

White House Years by Henry Kissinger

White House Years

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Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

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

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Berzerk

Berzerk

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics


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