Thursday July 17, 1980

US date format: 7/17/1980, UK date format: 17/7/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Robert Phillips (actor) and Ryan Miller (ice hockey). 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 Space Monster (Videopac) or Astro Invader.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

  • Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes President
  • Zenko Suzuki becomes Premier of Japan
  • Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president of US.

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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 17

If July 17, 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?

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Space Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Astro Invader

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 17, 1980?

On July 17, 1980 several famous people were born including, Robert Phillips (actor), Ryan Miller (ice hockey), Javier Camunas.

Which famous people died on July 17, 1980?

Famous people died on July 17, 1980 include, Donald Barry.

What was the number one song in July 17, 1980?

The number one song in the week of July 17, 1980 was It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra in UK.

What were the top hits on July 17, 1980?

The top hits on July 17, 1980 were It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel, Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Little Jeannie by Elton John in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra, Use It Up And Wear It Out by Odyssey in UK.


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