Monday September 15, 1980

US date format: 9/15/1980, UK date format: 15/9/1980
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It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Jolin Tsai and Mike Dunleavy Jr. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Origin by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragster or Sea Battle.
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Movies

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Country: United States of America

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Country: United States of America

The First Deadly Sin

The First Deadly Sin

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe

Terror Train

Terror Train

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 15, 1980?


Holidays

  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
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Events

  • Paul McCartney releases Temporary Secretary

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding...
Sport Games on September 15, 1980

Sport Games on September 15, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Houston Oilers - Cleveland Browns : 16 - 7
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TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Livewire

Livewire

Starring: Mark Cordray, Afrika Bambaataa, R.E.M., Rene Teboe

Country: United States of America

King Rollo

King Rollo

The New Adventures of Gigantor

The New Adventures of Gigantor

Thundarr the Barbarian

Thundarr the Barbarian

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

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low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

By:

She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

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.

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Men In Love by Nancy Friday

Men In Love

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An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Dragster

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Berzerk

Berzerk

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics


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