Monday January 14, 1980

US date format: 1/14/1980, UK date format: 14/1/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 14, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lenny Hayes and Adrianna Kroplewska. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. American Gigolo, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or King & Balloon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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American Gigolo

American Gigolo

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Country: United States of America

Fatso

Fatso

Directed by: Anne Bancroft

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
  • Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
  • New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
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Events

  • Blues Brothers movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens

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TV Series

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Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

The Bill Tush Show

The Bill Tush Show

Starring: Bill Tush, Jan Hooks, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner

Country: United States of America

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Directed by: Various

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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

The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy

The Windsor Story

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The Windsor Story

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

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

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Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision


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