Wednesday May 21, 1980

US date format: 5/21/1980, UK date format: 21/5/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Gotye and Benoît Peschier. 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 Star Castle or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • Empire Strikes Back premieres
  • Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US Service Academy
  • Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back premieres in movie theaters.
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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 21

If May 21, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
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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

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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?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco


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