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 birth chart on February 24, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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 Astro Fighter or Navarone.
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Movies

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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

The Black Marble

The Black Marble

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

Death Ship

Death Ship

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

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

Foxes

Foxes

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh

history

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

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TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Chega Mais

Chega Mais

Anderland

Anderland

That's Incredible!

That's Incredible!

The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist

The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist

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

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Navarone

Navarone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International


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