Wednesday February 27, 1980

US date format: 2/27/1980, UK date format: 27/2/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 27, 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 Chelsea Clinton and Don Diablo. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Defiance, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warlords or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
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Events

  • Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
  • 22nd Grammy Awards: "What a Fool Believes", Barbara Streisand-Neil Diamond duet ("You Don't Bring Me Flowers").

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Movies

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Defiance

Defiance

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Danny Aiello, Rudy Ramos

A Small Circle of Friends

A Small Circle of Friends

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker, Shelley Long

Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States of America

The Black Marble

The Black Marble

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

Death Ship

Death Ship

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

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TV Series

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Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

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United States

United States

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Days to next February 27

If February 27, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 6 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 8 days.
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Books

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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.

The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Old Love by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Old Love

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This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as 'in love the young are just beginners and the art

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

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Platform: Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, DOS, TRS-80, CP/M, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Avalon Hill


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