Friday May 16, 1980

US date format: 5/16/1980, UK date format: 16/5/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Nuria Llagostera Vives and Michael Ryan. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Golf.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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Events

  • Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
  • Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes
  • Paul McCartney releases McCartney II album
  • 34th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2.

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Movies

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

Maniac

Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Country: United States of America

Hussy

Hussy

Directed by: Matthew Chapman

Starring: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Murray Salem

The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Marina

Marina

Lou Rawls Parade of Stars

Lou Rawls Parade of Stars

Cockleshell Bay

Cockleshell Bay

Days to next May 16

If May 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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,

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 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

No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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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

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?

Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

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

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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 May 16, 1980?

On May 16, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 16, 1980?

On May 16, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 16, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 16, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on May 16, 1980?

On May 16, 1980 several famous people were born including, Nuria Llagostera Vives, Mikel Alonso, Michael Ryan.

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

The number one song in the week of May 16, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.

What were the top hits on May 16, 1980?

The top hits on May 16, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.


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