Saturday May 10, 1980

US date format: 5/10/1980, UK date format: 10/5/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 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 Zaho and Nicolas Touzaint. 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 Carnival or Terrorist.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
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Events

  • Happy New Year closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances

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

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States of America

The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird

Directed by: Paul Grimault

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

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States of America

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

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Starring: Lars Svedberg

Country: Japan

The Adventure Game

The Adventure Game

Written by:

Starring: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Saan sui yau seung fung

Saan sui yau seung fung

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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?

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Network

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Carnival

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 10, 1980?

On May 10, 1980 several famous people were born including, Zaho , Nicolas Touzaint, Jurdan Martitegi.

What was the number one song in May 10, 1980?

The number one song in the week of May 10, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.

What were the top hits on May 10, 1980?

The top hits on May 10, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.