Saturday November 15, 1980

US date format: 11/15/1980, UK date format: 15/11/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 15, 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 Ace Young and Luciano Seri. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Gregory's Girl, directed by Bill Forsyth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Side Effects by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Akalabeth: World of Doom.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
  • USA - America Recycles Day
  • Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
  • Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
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Events

  • Pope John Paul II begins five-day visit to West Germany.

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Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Ram Balram

Ram Balram

Directed by: Vijay Anand

Starring: Zeenat Aman, Rekha, Ajit, Prem Chopra

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Country: United States of America

Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

Directed by: Steven Paul

Starring: Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kaye Ballard

Mama Dracula

Mama Dracula

Directed by: Boris Szulzinger

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Maria Schneider, Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Alexander Wajnberg

TV Series

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Days to next November 15

If November 15, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 26 days.
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Books

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Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

The Second Lady by Irving Wallace

The Second Lady

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The Second Lady

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

American Dreams by Studs Terkel

American Dreams

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Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock

Number 1

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Written at the period of his tumultuous ride as manager of the Yankees, Billy Martin proves why he was the heart and soul of the club. It

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Carnival

Carnival

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

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software


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