Thursday November 20, 1980

US date format: 11/20/1980, UK date format: 20/11/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Shalini (actress) and Martina Sucha. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Competition, directed by Joel Oliansky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Monster (Videopac) or Midway Campaign.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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Events

  • Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • Billy Martin named American League Manager of the Year (Oakland Athletics).

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Movies

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The Competition

The Competition

Directed by: Joel Oliansky

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick, Sam Wanamaker

Freebie and the Bean

Freebie and the Bean

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

Hawk the Slayer

Hawk the Slayer

Directed by: Terry Marcel

Starring: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson

Tanya's Island

Tanya's Island

Directed by: Alfred Sole

Starring: Vanity, Richard Sargent, Mariette Lévesque, Don McLeod

Scared to Death

Scared to Death

Directed by: William Malone

Starring: John Stinson, Diana Davidson, David Moses, Toni Jannotta

Sport Games on November 20, 1980

Sport Games on November 20, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • San Diego Chargers - Miami Dolphins : 27 - 24
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TV Series

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Days to next November 20

If November 20, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide To The Birds

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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark …

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.

The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

American Dreams by Studs Terkel

American Dreams

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Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote

Music For Chameleons

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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.

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

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

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 November 20, 1980?

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

What zodiac sign is November 20, 1980?

On November 20, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 20, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on November 20, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on November 20, 1980?

On November 20, 1980 several famous people were born including, Shalini (actress), Martina Sucha, Ana Caterina Morariu.

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

The number one song in the week of November 20, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on November 20, 1980?

The top hits on November 20, 1980 were Lady by Kenny Rogers, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, The Wanderer by Donna Summer in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie, Super Trouper by Abba, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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