Tuesday May 20, 1980

US date format: 5/20/1980, UK date format: 20/5/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Benoît Dorémus and Juliana Pasha. 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. The Mountain Men, directed by Richard Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Whip Hand by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Balloon Bomber.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
  • 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls, New York) are evacuated.
  • Fire in nursing home in Kingston, Jamaica, kills 157.
  • In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.

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Movies

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The Mountain Men

The Mountain Men

Directed by: Richard Lang

Starring: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Country: United States of America

Up the Academy

Up the Academy

Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.

Starring: Ron Leibman, Wendell Brown, Ralph Macchio, Tommy Citera

Demented

Demented

Directed by: Arthur Jeffreys

Starring: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter, Kathryn Clayton

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

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

El qué sabe, sabe

El qué sabe, sabe

The Yeagers

The Yeagers

Days to next May 20

If May 20, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart

By:

Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

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

Creek Mary'S Blood by Dee Brown

Creek Mary'S Blood

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The remarkable saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the American story through two momentous centuriesIn Creek Mary’s Blood, Dee Brown fictionalizes the astonishing true story

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?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Musician

Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 20, 1980 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 1980?

On May 20, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on May 20, 1980?

On May 20, 1980 several famous people were born including, Benoît Dorémus, Juliana Pasha, Cauã Reymond.

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

The number one song in the week of May 20, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.

What were the top hits on May 20, 1980?

The top hits on May 20, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.


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