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1980 an idiots GUIDE

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Just in case you were not born.....

...or have even forgotten!


The monarch was Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Yes Minister first broadcast by the BBC on 25/02/80.
Ooops! pirate Radio Station Caroline sinks on 20/03/80.
John Lennon is shot dead in New York on 08/12/80.
We also mourned Dixie Dean (Footballer, d 01/03/80), Alfred Hitchcock (Film Director, 20/04/80), Peter Sellers (Actor 24/07/80) and Yootha Joyce (Actress 24/08/80).
Zimbabwe gains independance from the UK - 18/04/80.
The Iranian Embassy siege starts on 30/04/80 - 26 hostages are seized but the SAS recapure the building on 05/05/80.
Second Division West Ham defeat holders Arsenal to win the FA Cup, 10/05/80.
Three iconic cars are launched this year, British Leyland release the Morris Ital in June 1980 and the Austin Mini Metro is released on 08/10/80. Inbetween Ford launch the Mark III Escort in September 1980.
Probably showing at the Loughborough Curzon back then were:
The Elephant Man (starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins).
Flash Gordon (starring Sam J Jones-who?).
The Long Good Friday (Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren).
The Shining (Jack Nicholson).
UK No.1's include "Brass in Pocket" - the Pretenders, "The Special AKA live" - Specials, "Going Underground" - The Jam, "Geno" - Dexy's Midnight Runners and "Ashes to Ashes" - David Bowie.

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Life in Shepshed, 1980-1986