Sunday July 27, 1980

US date format: 7/27/1980, UK date format: 27/7/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Nick Nemeth and David Alvarez. In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Contraband, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coming Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Moon Cresta or Time Traveler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
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Events

  • Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • In Northeast Kentucky, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurs. Felt in 15 states and in parts of southern Ontario, Canada.
  • Vanuatu gains independence.
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Movies

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Contraband

Contraband

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

Ruckus

Ruckus

Directed by: Max Kleven

Starring: Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair, Richard Farnsworth, Matt Clark

Cannibal Apocalypse

Cannibal Apocalypse

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Cinzia De Carolis

Xanadu

Xanadu

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Country: United States of America

Be-Reham

Be-Reham

Directed by: Raghunath Jhalani

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy

TV Series

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Layne McDonald

Texas

Texas

Les dames de coeur

Les dames de coeur

That's My Line

That's My Line

Frédéric

Frédéric

Days to next July 27

If July 27, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 2 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 29 days.
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Books

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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 Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

Solo by Jack Higgins

Solo

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A father’s quest for vengeance draws him into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a veteran assassinPiano virtuoso John Mikali’s flair as a musician is matched only by his skill as

The Second Coming by Walker Percy

The Second Coming

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Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear

Heartsounds

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The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his lifeOn a story assignment in France for the New York Times

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Carnival

Carnival

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Platform: TRS-80[citation needed], Apple II, Commodore PET

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 27, 1980?

On July 27, 1980 several famous people were born including, Nick Nemeth, Dolph Ziggler, David Alvarez.

Which famous people died on July 27, 1980?

Famous people died on July 27, 1980 include, Pahlawi Mohammed Reza, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

What was the number one song in July 27, 1980?

The number one song in the week of July 27, 1980 was It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra in UK.

What were the top hits on July 27, 1980?

The top hits on July 27, 1980 were It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel, Magic by Olivia Newton-John, Little Jeannie by Elton John in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra, Use It Up And Wear It Out by Odyssey, Jump To The Beat by Stacy Lattisaw in UK.


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