Tuesday December 16, 1980

US date format: 12/16/1980, UK date format: 16/12/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 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 Axle Whitehead and Danish Kaneria. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chain Reaction. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Terrorist.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • US President-elect Ronald Reagan announces Alexander Haig as Secretary of State.
  • The Right Livelihood Award is founded by Jakob von Uexkull. Hassan Fathy and Plenty International / Stephen Gaskin are its first winners.

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Secret Valley

Secret Valley

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Richard Arlen, Virginia Grey, Norman Willis, Russell Hicks

Island Claws

Island Claws

Directed by: Hernan Cardenas

Starring: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

Altered States

Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States of America

First Family

First Family

Directed by: Buck Henry

Starring: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

Inside Moves

Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

TV Series

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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Days to next December 16

If December 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse

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The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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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.

The Origin by Irving Stone

The Origin

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From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET


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