Saturday May 17, 1980

US date format: 5/17/1980, UK date format: 17/5/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Robert and Davor Džalto. 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 Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Astro Invader.
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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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours

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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

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?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Astro Invader

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Activision


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