Sunday October 19, 1980

US date format: 10/19/1980, UK date format: 19/10/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 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 Benjamin Salisbury and José Bautista. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. The Idolmaker, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Rally-X.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Movies

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The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

Borderline

Borderline

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Starring: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen, Michael Lerner

It's My Turn

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

Dostana

Dostana

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Sport Games on October 19, 1980

Sport Games on October 19, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 41 - 14
  • Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - Philadelphia Eagles : 10 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 7 - 24
  • Green Bay Packers - Cleveland Browns : 21 - 26
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TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Le temps d'une paix

Le temps d'une paix

Starring: Nicole Leblanc, Katerine Mousseau, Yvon Dufour, Pierre Dufresne

Country: Canada

It's a Living

It's a Living

I'm a Big Girl Now

I'm a Big Girl Now

Blockbusters

Blockbusters

Days to next October 19

If October 19, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

Bellefleur

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A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir.

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Network

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Carnival

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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 October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 19, 1980?

On October 19, 1980 several famous people were born including, Benjamin Salisbury, José Bautista, Alessandro de Simone

What was the number one song in October 19, 1980?

The number one song in the week of October 19, 1980 was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK

What were the top hits on October 19, 1980?

The top hits on October 19, 1980 were Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Upside Down by Diana Ross in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK


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