Monday December 22, 1980

US date format: 12/22/1980, UK date format: 22/12/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Budapest (Hungary) and Chris Carmack. In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chain Reaction. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Targ or Red Baron.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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Events

  • US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior).

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Secret Valley

Secret Valley

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Richard Arlen, Virginia Grey, Norman Willis, Russell Hicks

Island Claws

Island Claws

Directed by: Hernan Cardenas

Starring: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

Altered States

Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States of America

First Family

First Family

Directed by: Buck Henry

Starring: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

Inside Moves

Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Sport Games on December 22, 1980

Sport Games on December 22, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - San Diego Chargers : 17 - 26
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TV Series

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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Days to next December 22

If December 22, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc


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