Friday September 26, 1980

US date format: 9/26/1980, UK date format: 26/9/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Aurélien Rougerie and Jane Darling. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Private Benjamin, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Cytron Masters.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
  • Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla".
  • Soyuz 38 returns to Earth.
  • The Mariel Boatlift officially ends.

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Movies

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Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Country: United States of America

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Country: United States of America

The First Deadly Sin

The First Deadly Sin

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe

TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Ekkusu bonbâ

Ekkusu bonbâ

Starring: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Country: Japan

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Written by:

Starring: John Bluthal, Arianthe Galani, Miles Buchanan, Christopher Bell

Country: Australia

Uchû senkan Yamato III

Uchû senkan Yamato III

Ruy, el pequeño Cid

Ruy, el pequeño Cid

Days to next September 26

If September 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock

Number 1

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Written at the period of his tumultuous ride as manager of the Yankees, Billy Martin proves why he was the heart and soul of the club. It

Random Winds by Belva Plain

Random Winds

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful epic

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

Bellefleur

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A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on September 26, 1980?

On September 26, 1980 several famous people were born including, Aurélien Rougerie, Jane Darling, Patrick Friesacher.

What was the number one song in September 26, 1980?

The number one song in the week of September 26, 1980 was Upside Down by Diana Ross in US and Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie in UK.

What were the top hits on September 26, 1980?

The top hits on September 26, 1980 were Upside Down by Diana Ross, All Out Of Love by Air Supply, Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie, One Day I'll Fly Away by Randy Crawford, Start by The Jam in UK.


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