Sunday November 23, 1980

US date format: 11/23/1980, UK date format: 23/11/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 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 Jonathan Papelbon and David Britz. 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 Astro Fighter or Berzerk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
  • Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
  • Georgia - St George's Day
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
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Events

  • 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • National Black Independent Party forms
  • A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people.
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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

Sport Games on November 23, 1980

Sport Games on November 23, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - New England Patriots : 21 - 47
  • Chicago Bears - Atlanta Falcons : 17 - 28
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns : 7 - 31
  • Detroit Lions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 24 - 10
  • Green Bay Packers - Minnesota Vikings : 25 - 13
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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 23

If November 23, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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

Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

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 November 23, 1980?

On November 23, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is November 23, 1980?

On November 23, 1980 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on November 23, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on November 23, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on November 23, 1980?

On November 23, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jonathan Papelbon, David Britz, Ishmael Beah.

Which famous people died on November 23, 1980?

Famous people died on November 23, 1980 include, Thien-an Thich.

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

The number one song in the week of November 23, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on November 23, 1980?

The top hits on November 23, 1980 were Lady by Kenny Rogers, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, The Wanderer by Donna Summer in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie, Super Trouper by Abba, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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