Thursday August 21, 1980

US date format: 8/21/1980, UK date format: 21/8/1980

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It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Jon Lajoie and Amelle Chahbi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Castle or Rescue at Rigel.
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Movies

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The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Resurrection

Resurrection

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Loving Couples

Loving Couples

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Collins

The Constant Factor

The Constant Factor

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway

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TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Mysterious World

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show

The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show

Cowboys

Cowboys

Drak Pack

Drak Pack

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas

Green Monday

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Not only an inside, in depth look at the way money moves but a real education for ordinary people that could never imagine the intrigue, deceit and manipulations movers in the

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

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.

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.

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx


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