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Saturday August 16, 1980

US date format: 8/16/1980, UK date format: 16/8/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Carlton and Julien Absalon. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Constant Factor, directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Attack or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Constant Factor

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

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Breaking Glass

Directed by: Brian Gibson

Starring: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

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He Knows You're Alone

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Don Scardino, Caitlin O'Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing

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Battle Creek Brawl

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Jackie Chan, Kristine DeBell, José Ferrer, Mako

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Those Lips, Those Eyes

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

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Those Amazing Animals

Juliet Bravo

Soreyuke! Red bikkizu

Deutsche Nobelpreisträger für Literatur

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
  • Jools Holland quits Squeeze

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Planetary positions on August 16, 1980 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

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.

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Random Winds

By: Belva Plain

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

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No Love Lost

By: Helen Van Slyke

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

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

By: Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Stratovox

Stratovox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Sun Electronics Ltd.; NA Taito

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

White Line Fever

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet

Studio: Disney

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM/CBS Home Video

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