Thursday February 21, 1980

US date format: 2/21/1980, UK date format: 21/2/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Tiziano Ferro and Elize du Toit. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Emilia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Wizard of Wor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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Events

  • Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 metre in 1:55.44.
  • Hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom).

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Movies

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States of America

The Black Marble

The Black Marble

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

Death Ship

Death Ship

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

Foxes

Foxes

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh

TV Series

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Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Chega Mais

Chega Mais

Anderland

Anderland

That's Incredible!

That's Incredible!

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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

Old Love by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Old Love

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This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Phoenix

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Musician

Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Platform: Arcade, ported to Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade

Genre: Action/maze

Publisher: Midway; CBS Electronics (Atari 2600); Roklan (Atari 8-bit)


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