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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 planets position on May 16, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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 Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Battle or Targ.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1980

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Movies

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

Out of the Blue

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

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

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Maniac

Directed by: William Lustig

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

Country: United States

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Hussy

Directed by: Matthew Chapman

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

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The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

Country: United States

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The Final Countdown

Directed by: Don Taylor

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

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Fox

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marina

Lou Rawls Parade of Stars

Cockleshell Bay

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1980 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 16 May
Facts:
  • 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.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 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 ?

Who'S On First

By: William F. Buckley Jr

The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put ...

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Back Bay

By: William Martin

Meet the Pratt clas. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy

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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

By: Erma Bombeck

"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

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Men In Love

By: Nancy Friday

An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Musician

Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Home videos

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

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: Disney

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White Line Fever

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

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Emmanuelle

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Studio: Disney

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