Thursday February 28, 1980

US date format: 2/28/1980, UK date format: 28/2/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 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 Tayshaun Prince and Christian Poulsen. 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 Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Monster (Videopac) or Cytron Masters.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 28, 1980?


Holidays

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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Events

  • The Well-Tuned Piano by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.

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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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

Timelapse

Timelapse

United States

United States

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Days to next February 28

If February 28, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 7 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1980?

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

Zeus World

Zeus World

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Donnoly

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Dragster

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

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 February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 28, 1980?

On February 28, 1980 several famous people were born including, Tayshaun Prince, Christian Poulsen, Pascal Bosschaart.

What was the number one song in February 28, 1980?

The number one song in the week of February 28, 1980 was Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials in UK.

What were the top hits on February 28, 1980?

The top hits on February 28, 1980 were Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Yes, I'm Ready by Teri DeSario, Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille in US and Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials, Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers, I'm In The Mood For Dancing by The Nolans in UK.


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