Wednesday July 16, 1980

US date format: 7/16/1980, UK date format: 16/7/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Chris 'CT' Tamburello and Jesse Jane. In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Be-Reham, directed by Raghunath Jhalani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Innocent Blood by P.D. James was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Castle or Red Baron.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • Ronald Reagan nominated for President by Republicans in Detroit
  • Former California Governor and actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for U.S. President, at the Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan.

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Movies

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Be-Reham

Be-Reham

Directed by: Raghunath Jhalani

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy

The Hunter

The Hunter

Directed by: Buzz Kulik

Starring: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton

Hangar 18

Hangar 18

Directed by: James L. Conway

Starring: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton

Contamination

Contamination

Directed by: Luigi Cozzi

Starring: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Caddyshack

Caddyshack

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The British Greats

The British Greats

Speak Up, America

Speak Up, America

Mi hijo Gabriel

Mi hijo Gabriel

Lady Killers

Lady Killers

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Innocent Blood by P.D. James

Innocent Blood

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Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave

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The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


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