Friday November 21, 1980

US date format: 11/21/1980, UK date format: 21/11/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Hank Blalock and Leonardo Gonzalez. 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 Fanny by Erica Jong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Skiing or Time Traveler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Hello Day
  • Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
  • R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
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Events

  • Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • It is revealed Kristen shot J.R. Ewing on Dallas
  • John andYoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
  • MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
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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

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 21

If November 21, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months.
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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?

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Astro Invader

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET


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