Saturday November 22, 1980

US date format: 11/22/1980, UK date format: 22/11/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 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 David Artell and Shawn Fanning. 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 A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Prisoner or Missile Command.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Feast of Saint Cecilia
  • Also see November 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Lebanon - Independence Day (from France, 1943)
  • Family Day begins in 2005
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Events

  • Georgia tanker at Pilottown, Louisiana, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused the ship to leak.

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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

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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 22

If November 22, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 30 days.
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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?

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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