Saturday 24 May 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
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 Canterbury Tales, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventure Game.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragster or Terrorist.
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- 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.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Cecilia Cheung: Hong Kong actress and singer.
- Kareen Antonn
- Jason Babin: American football player.
- Owen Benjamin: American comedian and actor.
- Jenn Korbee: American singer and actress (Hi-5).
- Anthony Minichiello: Australian rugby player.
- Billy Sullivan: American actor.
- Billy L Sullivan in Long Island: New York; actor (Will Pacino - Something So Right).
- 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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