Monday May 26, 1980

US date format: 5/26/1980, UK date format: 26/5/1980

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 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 Liam O'Neill . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Man Pasand, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Voodoo Castle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • Soyuz 36 carries two cosmonauts (one Hungarian) to Salyut 6.

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Movies

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Man Pasand

Man Pasand

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Dev Anand, Tina Ambani, Girish Karnad, Mehmood

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Roadie

Roadie

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Meat Loaf, Kaki Hunter, Art Carney, Gailard Sartain

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

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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

Scheibenwischer

Scheibenwischer

TV i teltet

TV i teltet

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 6 days.
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Books

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Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

Back Bay by William Martin

Back Bay

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Meet the Pratt clas. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

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She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Monster (Videopac)

Space Monster (Videopac)

Platform: Odyssey²/Videopac

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Philips

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware


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