Friday October 31, 1980, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1980, UK date format: 31/10/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Samaire Armstrong and Alondra de la Parra. 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 Rogue or Galactic Empire.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
  • Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 metres).

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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 31

If October 31, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 10 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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?

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Carnival

Carnival

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

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Sega Gremlin Industries

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

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 31, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 31, 1980?

On October 31, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 31, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 31, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on October 31, 1980?

On October 31, 1980 several famous people were born including, Samaire Armstrong, Marcel Meeuwis, Alondra de la Parra.

Which famous people died on October 31, 1980?

Famous people died on October 31, 1980 include, Jan Werich.

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

The number one song in the week of October 31, 1980 was Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK.

What were the top hits on October 31, 1980?

The top hits on October 31, 1980 were Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, He's So Shy by Pointer Sisters in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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