Sunday February 24, 1980

US date format: 2/24/1980, UK date format: 24/2/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see zodiac on February 24, 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 Anton Maiden and Shinsuke Nakamura. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Rescue at Rigel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
  • The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States of America

Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Biao Yuen, Lily Li

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

Starring: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

The Fog

The Fog

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Starring: Peter von Zahn

Masterpiece Mystery

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Poletarac

Poletarac

Starring: Djordje Balasevic, Branko Cvejic, Nela Erzisnik, Olivera Markovic

Yes Minister

Yes Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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

Old Love by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Old Love

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This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

Videogames

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Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Musician

Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 24, 1980?

On February 24, 1980 several famous people were born including, Anton Maiden, Shinsuke Nakamura, Roman Sloudnov.

What was the number one song in February 24, 1980?

The number one song in the week of February 24, 1980 was Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on February 24, 1980?

The top hits on February 24, 1980 were Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille, Yes, I'm Ready by Teri DeSario in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers, I'm In The Mood For Dancing by The Nolans in UK.