Sunday July 20, 1980

US date format: 7/20/1980, UK date format: 20/7/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 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 Gisele Bündchen and Patricia Bündchen. 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 Crazy Balloon or Eamon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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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 20

If July 20, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 27 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 Firebird

Space Firebird

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Sega-Gremlin

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc


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