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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1980?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • 02 Aug 1980 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 03 Aug 1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 04 Aug 1980 John andYoko begin recording Double Fantasy
  • 05 Aug 1980 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • 07 Aug 1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • 08 Aug 1980 LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
  • 09 Aug 1980 Belgian constitution revised
  • 10 Aug 1980 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
  • 11 Aug 1980 Angola revises its constitution
  • 13 Aug 1980 Suriname President Johan Ferrier ousted
  • 14 Aug 1980 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
  • 16 Aug 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 17 Aug 1980 Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 19 Aug 1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • 20 Aug 1980 Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
  • 21 Aug 1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway
  • 22 Aug 1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • 24 Aug 1980 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • 25 Aug 1980 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • 26 Aug 1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • 27 Aug 1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
  • 31 Aug 1980 Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1980?
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The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark

The Cradle Will Fall

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A minor road accident landed county prosecutor Katie DeMaio in Westlake Hospital. That night, from her window, she thought she saw a man load a woman's body into the trunk of

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

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.

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 …

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.