Saturday May 24, 1980

US date format: 5/24/1980, UK date format: 24/5/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Cecilia Cheung and Kareen Antonn. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Mountain Men, directed by Richard Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Whip Hand by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cheeky Mouse or Dragster.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2.
  • The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January.

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Movies

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The Mountain Men

The Mountain Men

Directed by: Richard Lang

Starring: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Country: United States of America

Up the Academy

Up the Academy

Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.

Starring: Ron Leibman, Wendell Brown, Ralph Macchio, Tommy Citera

Demented

Demented

Directed by: Arthur Jeffreys

Starring: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter, Kathryn Clayton

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

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TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

El qué sabe, sabe

El qué sabe, sabe

The Yeagers

The Yeagers

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Whip Hand by Dick Francis

Whip Hand

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Sid Halley's glory days as a jockey are over, but he still finds a certain satisfaction in successfully solving a case.

The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart

By:

Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

Creek Mary'S Blood by Dee Brown

Creek Mary'S Blood

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The remarkable saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the American story through two momentous centuriesIn Creek Mary’s Blood, Dee Brown fictionalizes the astonishing true story

The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

By:

#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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Carnival

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

Dragster

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 24, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 24, 1980?

On May 24, 1980 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 24, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 24, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on May 24, 1980?

On May 24, 1980 several famous people were born including, Cecilia Cheung, Kareen Antonn, Owen Benjamin.

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

The number one song in the week of May 24, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.

What were the top hits on May 24, 1980?

The top hits on May 24, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.


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