Thursday March 20, 1980

US date format: 3/20/1980, UK date format: 20/3/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Jamal Crawford and Robertas Javtokas. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. Zigeunerweisen, directed by Seijun Suzuki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fighter or Targ.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.
  • The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.
  • The ''Mi Amigo'', the ship that housed pirate radio station ''Radio Caroline'', sinks (''Radio Caroline'' returns aboard a new ship in 1983).
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
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Movies

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Zigeunerweisen

Zigeunerweisen

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

The Changeling

The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Country: United States of America

City of Women

City of Women

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Directed by: William Wiard

Starring: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush

Serial

Serial

Directed by: Bill Persky

Starring: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

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Music charts

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TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

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Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

Starring: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Country: Japan

High Feather

High Feather

Urutoraman Eiteî

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Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 6 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 19 days.
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Books

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Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 20, 1980?

On March 20, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jamal Crawford, Ock Ju-Hyun, Robertas Javtokas.

What was the number one song in March 20, 1980?

The number one song in the week of March 20, 1980 was Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney in UK.

What were the top hits on March 20, 1980?

The top hits on March 20, 1980 were Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd, Longer by Dan Fogelberg, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney, Atomic by Blondie, Going Underground / Dreams Of Children by The Jam in UK.


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