Thursday May 22, 1980

US date format: 5/22/1980, UK date format: 22/5/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Lucy Gordon and Aleksandra Kirsanova. 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 The Prisoner or Midway Campaign.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
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Events

  • Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry.
  • Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
  • The International Court of Justice calls for the release of U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran.
  • The New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup, from a goal by Bobby Nystrom in overtime of game six of the Stanley Cup playoffs's final round.

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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 22

If May 22, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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

By:

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?

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

King & Balloon

King & Balloon

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA GamePlan

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Sea Duel

Sea Duel

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Publisher: Milton Bradley


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