Friday June 13, 1980

US date format: 6/13/1980, UK date format: 13/6/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 13, 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 Connor (singer) and Florent Malouda. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. The Stunt Man, directed by Richard Rush, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Phoenix.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
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Events

  • Deborah Harry / Meat Loaf film, Roadie, premieres
  • Paul McCartney releases Waterfall
  • Republican John Jenrette Jr (Democrat-South Carolina) indicted in "Abscam" investigation.

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Movies

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The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Herbie Goes Bananas

Herbie Goes Bananas

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman, John Vernon

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States of America

Brubaker

Brubaker

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Country: United States of America

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States of America

The David Letterman Show

The David Letterman Show

Maggie's Moor

Maggie's Moor

Days to next June 13

If June 13, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 20 days.
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Books

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Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave

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The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)


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