Monday August 11, 1980

US date format: 8/11/1980, UK date format: 11/8/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 11, 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 Sébastien Squillaci and Daniel Lloyd. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Constant Factor, directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Dodge 'Em.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
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Events

  • Angola revises its constitution
  • Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed Premier of Iran

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Paul: French Field and Track champion for the...

Movies

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The Constant Factor

The Constant Factor

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

Breaking Glass

Breaking Glass

Directed by: Brian Gibson

Starring: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

He Knows You're Alone

He Knows You're Alone

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing

Battle Creek Brawl

Battle Creek Brawl

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Those Lips, Those Eyes

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Those Amazing Animals

Those Amazing Animals

Juliet Bravo

Juliet Bravo

Deutsche Nobelpreisträger für Literatur

Deutsche Nobelpreisträger für Literatur

Soreyuke! Red bikkizu

Soreyuke! Red bikkizu

Days to next August 11

If August 11, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

Sins Of The Fathers by Susan Howatch

Sins Of The Fathers

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"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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