Monday September 22, 1980

US date format: 9/22/1980, UK date format: 22/9/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Fernanda Tavares and Liliana Santos. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Private Benjamin, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Spectar.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
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Events

  • Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins
  • John andYoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records

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Movies

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Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Country: United States of America

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Country: United States of America

The First Deadly Sin

The First Deadly Sin

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe

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Sport Games on September 22, 1980

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NFL

American Football
  • New York Giants - Philadelphia Eagles : 3 - 35
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TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Ekkusu bonbâ

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Written by:

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

Uchû senkan Yamato III

Uchû senkan Yamato III

Ruy, el pequeño Cid

Ruy, el pequeño Cid

Days to next September 22

If September 22, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock

Number 1

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Written at the period of his tumultuous ride as manager of the Yankees, Billy Martin proves why he was the heart and soul of the club. It

Random Winds by Belva Plain

Random Winds

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful epic

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

Bellefleur

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A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir.

Men In Love by Nancy Friday

Men In Love

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An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Boxing

Boxing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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