Sunday August 31, 1980

US date format: 8/31/1980, UK date format: 31/8/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Leo Bill and Joselyn Dumas. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Gods Must Be Crazy, directed by Jamie Uys, 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 Eye on L.A.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Network or Sengoku Ninja Tai.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
  • 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
  • Zimbabwe establishes diplomatic relations with Algeria.
  • Victory of the strike in Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland. Gdańsk Agreement is signed, opening a way to start the first in the communist block free organization not controlled by regime quotSolidarnośćquot i.e. Solidarity.

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Movies

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Country: United States of America

The Unseen

The Unseen

Directed by: Danny Steinmann

Starring: Stephen Furst, Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Lelia Goldoni

Phobia

Phobia

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Resurrection

Resurrection

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

TV Series

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Eye on L.A.

Eye on L.A.

Hammer House of Horror

Hammer House of Horror

The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour

The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour

Plumas & Paetês

Plumas & Paetês

Super Friends

Super Friends

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Innocent Blood by P.D. James

Innocent Blood

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Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid.

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

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 …

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.

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Network

Network

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Mission Asteroid

Mission Asteroid

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1980?

On August 31, 1980 several famous people were born including, Leo Bill, Joselyn Dumas, Joe Budden.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1980?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 1980 was Sailing by Christopher Cross in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on August 31, 1980?

The top hits on August 31, 1980 were Sailing by Christopher Cross, Upside Down by Diana Ross, Magic by Olivia Newton-John in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba, Upside Down by Diana Ross, Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie in UK.


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