Wednesday October 29, 1980

US date format: 10/29/1980, UK date format: 29/10/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 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 Ben Foster (acteur) and Heidi Androl. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Too Close for Comfort. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Monster (Videopac) or Rogue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
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Events

  • Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.

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Movies

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Zeenat Aman, Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar, Padmini Kolhapure

Humkadam

Humkadam

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Parikshat Sahni, Biswajeet, A.K. Hangal

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

TV Series

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Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

As Três Marias

As Três Marias

Home Fires

Home Fires

Days to next October 29

If October 29, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 6 days.
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Books

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The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

The Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.

American Dreams by Studs Terkel

American Dreams

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Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “terrifying…gripping” (Miami Herald) #1 New York Times bestseller—“his highest farenheit reading yet” (Time)!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an …

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

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

Network

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Space Panic

Space Panic

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East


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