Saturday October 25, 1980

US date format: 10/25/1980, UK date format: 25/10/1980

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Laurie Cholewa and Mehcad Brooks. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Humkadam, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sengoku Ninja Tai or Berzerk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.

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Movies

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Humkadam

Humkadam

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Parikshat Sahni, Biswajeet, A.K. Hangal

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

Borderline

Borderline

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Starring: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen, Michael Lerner

It's My Turn

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

TV Series

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Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Ri¢hie Ri¢h

Ri¢hie Ri¢h

Enos

Enos

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

Days to next October 25

If October 25, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look

Come Pour The Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Come Pour The Wine

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s powerful tale of a woman in search of her sacred heritage, who must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for loveNineteen-year-old Janet

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 …

Fanny by Erica Jong

Fanny

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"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—Newsweek Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Berzerk

Berzerk

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, GCE Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter/Run and gun

Publisher: Stern Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 25, 1980?

On October 25, 1980 several famous people were born including, Laurie Cholewa, Mehcad Brooks, Ed Weeks.

What was the number one song in October 25, 1980?

The number one song in the week of October 25, 1980 was Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK.

What were the top hits on October 25, 1980?

The top hits on October 25, 1980 were Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, He's So Shy by Pointer Sisters in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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