Wednesday June 18, 1980

US date format: 6/18/1980, UK date format: 18/6/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 18, 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 David Giuntoli and Géraldine Fasnacht. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Temptation Island, directed by Joey Gosiengfiao, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Armor Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.

Events

  • Blues Brothers with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi premieres
  • Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa
  • Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec

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Movies

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Temptation Island

Temptation Island

Directed by: Joey Gosiengfiao

Starring: Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo

The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Herbie Goes Bananas

Herbie Goes Bananas

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman, John Vernon

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The Whisper of Glocken

The Whisper of Glocken

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Directed by: Harry Aldous

Starring: Paul Honeyman

Ging wah cheun mung

Ging wah cheun mung

Uchû senshi Baldios

Uchû senshi Baldios

Winnetou le mescalero

Winnetou le mescalero

Days to next June 18

If June 18, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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,

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

Whip Hand by Dick Francis

Whip Hand

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Sid Halley's glory days as a jockey are over, but he still finds a certain satisfaction in successfully solving a case.

The Real War by Richard Nixon

The Real War

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The Real War

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

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Star Warrior

Star Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)


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