Thursday January 24, 1980

US date format: 1/24/1980, UK date format: 24/1/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Nicole Marie Lenz and Rocky Boiman. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Shi di chu ma, directed by Jackie Chan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Attack or Musician.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra

Events

  • The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad is ordered to be liquidated due to bankruptcy.
  • North of Livermore Valley, California, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs.

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Movies

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Shi di chu ma

Shi di chu ma

Directed by: Jackie Chan

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

Inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

Cruising

Cruising

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Country: United States of America

Hero at Large

Hero at Large

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy

Cannibal Holocaust

Cannibal Holocaust

Directed by: Ruggero Deodato

Starring: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Masterpiece Mystery

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Poletarac

Poletarac

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

Days to next January 24

If January 24, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 8 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

James Herriot'S Yorkshire by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Yorkshire

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James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

With No Apologies by Barry M. Goldwater

With No Apologies

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For twenty-five years, America's most universally respected political figure has kept a secret: his private Alpha File that candidly records his private encounters with Kennedy, Carter, and other world leaders; chronicles

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Siro-Tech Software (later renamed to Sir-Tech Software, Inc.)

Targ

Targ

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Phoenix

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Centuri, Taito (Arcade) Atari (Atari 2600)

SOS

SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Musician

Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips


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