Saturday February 16, 1980

US date format: 2/16/1980, UK date format: 16/2/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 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 Géraldine Nakache and Agim Kaba. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. The Ninth Configuration, directed by William Peter Blatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Emilia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heli Fire or Phoenix.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France.
  • Eric Heiden skates 5km in 7:02.29 (Olympic record).
  • A total solar eclipse seen in North Africa and West Asia.

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Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

The Fog

The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Country: United States of America

Death Watch

Death Watch

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Starring: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Starring: Peter von Zahn

Masterpiece Mystery

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Poletarac

Poletarac

Starring: Djordje Balasevic, Branko Cvejic, Nela Erzisnik, Olivera Markovic

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

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

The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

The Americans by Alistair Cooke

The Americans

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Talks selected from Cooke's radio broadcasts reveal his incisive, illuminating, and witty observations on Watergate, Vietnam, and other news events of the last decade

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Phoenix

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 16, 1980?

On February 16, 1980 several famous people were born including, Géraldine Nakache, Marco Fiora, Agim Kaba.

Which famous people died on February 16, 1980?

Famous people died on February 16, 1980 include, Erich Huckel.

What was the number one song in February 16, 1980?

The number one song in the week of February 16, 1980 was Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on February 16, 1980?

The top hits on February 16, 1980 were Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers, I'm In The Mood For Dancing by The Nolans in UK.