Wednesday July 23, 1980

US date format: 7/23/1980, UK date format: 23/7/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Michelle Williams (singer) and Sabine Pfeifer. In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Contraband, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Terrorist or Berzerk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
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Events

  • Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
  • Soyuz 37 ferries two cosmonauts (one Vietnamese) to Salyut 6.
  • River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter.

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Movies

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Contraband

Contraband

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

Ruckus

Ruckus

Directed by: Max Kleven

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair, Richard Farnsworth, Matt Clark

Cannibal Apocalypse

Cannibal Apocalypse

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Cinzia De Carolis

Xanadu

Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Country: United States of America

Be-Reham

Be-Reham

Directed by: Raghunath Jhalani

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

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Texas

Texas

Les dames de coeur

Les dames de coeur

That's My Line

That's My Line

Frédéric

Frédéric

Days to next July 23

If July 23, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

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

Solo by Jack Higgins

Solo

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A father’s quest for vengeance draws him into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a veteran assassinPiano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as

The Second Coming by Walker Percy

The Second Coming

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Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear

Heartsounds

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The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his lifeOn a story assignment in France for the New York Times

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Eamon

Eamon

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Adventure game / Role-playing video game / Interactive fiction

Publisher: non-commercial

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Berzerk

Berzerk

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 23, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 23, 1980?

On July 23, 1980 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 23, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 23, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on July 23, 1980?

On July 23, 1980 several famous people were born including, Michelle Williams (singer), Sabine Pfeifer, Michelle Williams.

Which famous people died on July 23, 1980?

Famous people died on July 23, 1980 include, Sarto Fournier, Keith Godchaux, Mollie Steimer.

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

The number one song in the week of July 23, 1980 was It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra in UK.

What were the top hits on July 23, 1980?

The top hits on July 23, 1980 were It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel, Magic by Olivia Newton-John, Little Jeannie by Elton John in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra, Use It Up And Wear It Out by Odyssey, Jump To The Beat by Stacy Lattisaw in UK.


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