Saturday August 23, 1980

US date format: 8/23/1980, UK date format: 23/8/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 23, 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 Marty York and Joanne Froggatt. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Attack or Skiing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Movies

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Country: United States of America

Airplane!

Airplane!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Country: United States of America

The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Be-Reham

Be-Reham

Directed by: Raghunath Jhalani

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy

Resurrection

Resurrection

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Games People Play

Games People Play

Mysterious World

Mysterious World

Starring: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Remy Van Lierde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Whisper of Glocken

The Whisper of Glocken

Written by:

Directed by: Harry Aldous

Starring: Paul Honeyman

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

Starring: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas

Green Monday

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Not only an inside, in depth look at the way money moves but a real education for ordinary people that could never imagine the intrigue, deceit and manipulations movers in the

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

Innocent Blood by P.D. James

Innocent Blood

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Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

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.

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 23, 1980?

On August 23, 1980 several famous people were born including, Marty York, Joanne Froggatt, Diamondog .

What was the number one song in August 23, 1980?

The number one song in the week of August 23, 1980 was Magic by Olivia Newton-John in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on August 23, 1980?

The top hits on August 23, 1980 were Magic by Olivia Newton-John, Sailing by Christopher Cross, Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1 by The S.O.S. Band in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba, Upside Down by Diana Ross, Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie in UK.