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Have You Ever Googled Your Birthday?

If you ask the History Channel, it won’t mention anything particularly notable that happened on November 18, 1980.

Google begs to differ.

On November 18, 1980, President and Mrs. Carter watch the movie “It’s My Turn” before retiring to bed.

A huge, triangular UFO floats around a 100-mile span in Northern Missouri and Kansas, according to reports.

The sixth season of “Laverne and Shirley” begins with the dizzy duo moving to Los Angeles, ushering in a whole new era of hijinx and hilarity for the popular show.

A 19-year-old gangbanger named Gil Porras is beaten to death by rival gang members in East L.A. Police arrest one man for the murder, Jos

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Robin says…

On December 19, 1979:

The United Nations Security Council approves Resolution 459, which reaffirms its commitment to peace in Lebanon.

Liz Smith writes an item in her gossip column announcing that Carl Bernstein and Nora Ephron are getting a divorce. (Described here.)

Bill Gravell invites Christ to fill the void in his life.

The movies “Being There” and “Kramer vs. Kramer” open.

“The Triumph of the Spider Monkey,” a play by Joyce Carol Oates, premiers at the Playhouse Theater. Actor Philip Casnoff plays both Bobbie Gotteson and The Spider Monkey.

The Pope delivers an audience on “The Fullness of Interpersonal Communication” at the Vatican. Actually, he spends a lot of time talking about shame.

Man, no UFOs! What a let-down.

Happy Birthday!


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