Friday July 11, 1980

US date format: 7/11/1980, UK date format: 11/7/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 TJ Wilson (wrestler) and TJ Wilson. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. Caddyshack, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Bismarck or Sea Duel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran

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Movies

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Caddyshack

Caddyshack

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Country: United States of America

Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Earthling

The Earthling

Directed by: Peter Collinson

Starring: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

The Exterminator

The Exterminator

Directed by: James Glickenhaus

Starring: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Honeysuckle Rose

Honeysuckle Rose

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Lady Killers

Lady Killers

Aprendiendo a amar

Aprendiendo a amar

Reportajes de Alvarado

Reportajes de Alvarado

The Crowther Collection

The Crowther Collection

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

Solo by Jack Higgins

Solo

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A father’s quest for vengeance draws him into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a veteran assassinPiano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as

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.

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

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

Publisher: non-commercial

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Sea Duel

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley


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