Thursday October 23, 1980

US date format: 10/23/1980, UK date format: 23/10/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Jade Davidson and Mate Bilić. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Humkadam, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Midway Campaign.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Tintypes opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness

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Movies

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Humkadam

Humkadam

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Parikshat Sahni, Biswajeet, A.K. Hangal

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

Borderline

Borderline

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Starring: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen, Michael Lerner

It's My Turn

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

TV Series

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Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Ri¢hie Ri¢h

Ri¢hie Ri¢h

Enos

Enos

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Fanny by Erica Jong

Fanny

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"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—Newsweek Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 23, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 23, 1980?

On October 23, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 23, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 23, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on October 23, 1980?

On October 23, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jade Davidson, Mate Bilić, Pedro Liriano.

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

The number one song in the week of October 23, 1980 was Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK.

What were the top hits on October 23, 1980?

The top hits on October 23, 1980 were Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, He's So Shy by Pointer Sisters in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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