Monday August 25, 1980

US date format: 8/25/1980, UK date format: 25/8/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 25, 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 Eve Angeli and Ovidie . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Gods Must Be Crazy, directed by Jamie Uys, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Random Winds by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eye on L.A.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Panic or Phoenix.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.

Events

  • 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.

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Movies

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Country: United States of America

The Unseen

The Unseen

Directed by: Danny Steinmann

Starring: Stephen Furst, Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Lelia Goldoni

Phobia

Phobia

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Resurrection

Resurrection

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

TV Series

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Eye on L.A.

Eye on L.A.

Hammer House of Horror

Hammer House of Horror

The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour

The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour

Plumas & Paetês

Plumas & Paetês

Super Friends

Super Friends

Days to next August 25

If August 25, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Innocent Blood by P.D. James

Innocent Blood

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Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Men In Love by Nancy Friday

Men In Love

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An extraordinary, explicitly masculine journey, Men In Love develops a startlingly honest portrayal of what it means to be a man in contemporary America.

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Windfall

Windfall

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Galactic Attack

Galactic Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space combat simulation

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

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Phoenix

Phoenix

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 800

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc


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