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36 Classic Photos I Found From November 1980

By on 28 February 2014 | comments 1

FLASHBACK to November 1980. We’ve trawled the archives to bring you a look at life in that month. All captions are the original AP and PA ones, written in the style of the time.

In this 1980 photo released by Warner Bros., former football player and actor Bubba Smtih appears in character as Sgt. Moses Hightower on an undercover assignment in the comedy "Police Academy 3: Back In Training." Smith, a former NFL defensive star who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn't know the circumstances or cause of death.

In this 1980 photo released by Warner Bros., former football player and actor Bubba Smtih appears in character as Sgt. Moses Hightower on an undercover assignment in the comedy “Police Academy 3: Back In Training.” Smith, a former NFL defensive star who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death.

Nottingham Forest Manager Brian Clough, who has taken of his shoes and is showing a hole in his socks, listens during a lunch held by the All Party Football Committee of the House of Commons to talk about problems of violence on the terraces. Brian Clough is considering a future career as a Labour Party member. Date: 12/11/1980

Nottingham Forest Manager Brian Clough, who has taken of his shoes and is showing a hole in his socks, listens during a lunch held by the All Party Football Committee of the House of Commons to talk about problems of violence on the terraces. Brian Clough is considering a future career as a Labour Party member. Date: 12/11/1980

George Kalman, right, a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer, has part of his breathing apparatus checked by a Three Mile Island PWR technician, on November 13, 1980, in Middletown, Pa., as he prepares to enter the containment building housing the damaged No. 2 nuclear reactor. This is the fourth manned entry into the building since March 28, 1979, when the reactor core was severely damaged in an accident, and radiocativity was released into the atmosphere.

George Kalman, right, a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer, has part of his breathing apparatus checked by a Three Mile Island PWR technician, on November 13, 1980, in Middletown, Pa., as he prepares to enter the containment building housing the damaged No. 2 nuclear reactor. This is the fourth manned entry into the building since March 28, 1979, when the reactor core was severely damaged in an accident, and radiocativity was released into the atmosphere.

Elliot Gould holds the script as he rehearses with the new cast of "Saturday Night Live" in New York, Nov. 13, 1980. They will make their debut with guest host Gould on November 15. From left: Ann Risley, Denny Dillon, Charles Rocket, Gail Matthius, Gilbert Gottfried and Joe Piscopo.

Elliot Gould holds the script as he rehearses with the new cast of “Saturday Night Live” in New York, Nov. 13, 1980. They will make their debut with guest host Gould on November 15. From left: Ann Risley, Denny Dillon, Charles Rocket, Gail Matthius, Gilbert Gottfried and Joe Piscopo.

A Chinese woman tailor, one of nearly 70 who practice their trade on Democracy Street in Lanzhou, fits a customer for "western" garments in an open air stall, Nov. 14, 1980. Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu province far to the west of Peking.

A Chinese woman tailor, one of nearly 70 who practice their trade on Democracy Street in Lanzhou, fits a customer for “western” garments in an open air stall, Nov. 14, 1980. Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu province far to the west of Peking.

Pop star Mike Oldfield drinking a pint of beer whilst at Abbey Road Studios where there was an auction to sell off the Beatles belongings

Pop star Mike Oldfield drinking a pint of beer whilst at Abbey Road Studios where there was an auction to sell off the Beatles belongings

President-elect Ronald Reagan and with Nancy relax aboard a twin-engine Air Force jet from the presidential fleet on the way to Washington to meet with congressional leaders on Monday, Nov. 17, 1980 in Washington. Later in the week are scheduled to meet with President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn to the White House.

President-elect Ronald Reagan and with Nancy relax aboard a twin-engine Air Force jet from the presidential fleet on the way to Washington to meet with congressional leaders on Monday, Nov. 17, 1980 in Washington. Later in the week are scheduled to meet with President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn to the White House.

Sonia Johnson is led away from the gate of a new $12 million Morman temple by a police officer after she had chained herself to the gate during a pro-Equal Rights Amendment demonstration in Bellevue, Washington on Nov. 17, 1980. Johnson was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints about a year ago after publicly speaking in favor of the ERA.

Sonia Johnson is led away from the gate of a new $12 million Morman temple by a police officer after she had chained herself to the gate during a pro-Equal Rights Amendment demonstration in Bellevue, Washington on Nov. 17, 1980. Johnson was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints about a year ago after publicly speaking in favor of the ERA.

Lady Diana Spencer's look of astonishment as she stalls her car - a new Mini Metro - outside her Earl's Court flat when leaving for her job as a teacher at a kindergarten in Pimlico, London. Speculation continues that she may have a romantic involvement with the Prince of Wales. Date: 17/11/1980

Lady Diana Spencer’s look of astonishment as she stalls her car – a new Mini Metro – outside her Earl’s Court flat when leaving for her job as a teacher at a kindergarten in Pimlico, London. Speculation continues that she may have a romantic involvement with the Prince of Wales.
Date: 17/11/1980

Dudley Moore Susan Anton

Dudley Moore Susan Anton

Mercedes Villaverde, 9 yrs., shares a tender moment with her grandmother Hilda after Mercedes arrived in Miami on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1980. She and about 100 other Cuban refugees who legally immigrated to the US where reunited with loved ones after completing forms.

Mercedes Villaverde, 9 yrs., shares a tender moment with her grandmother Hilda after Mercedes arrived in Miami on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1980. She and about 100 other Cuban refugees who legally immigrated to the US where reunited with loved ones after completing forms.

A man places a memorial candle on the sidewalk in front of the Ramrod Bar in New York, Nov. 20, 1980 on the spot where two people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting incident on Wednesday. A former New York transit police officer was arrested and charged with the murders.

A man places a memorial candle on the sidewalk in front of the Ramrod Bar in New York, Nov. 20, 1980 on the spot where two people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting incident on Wednesday. A former New York transit police officer was arrested and charged with the murders.

A policeman directs the official cars arriving for the opening of the trial of Gang of Four in the Ministry of Public Security in Peking on Thursday, Nov. 20, 1980. More than a thousand bystanders watch the arrival of the motorcade as foreign press are not allowed inside the courtroom.

A policeman directs the official cars arriving for the opening of the trial of Gang of Four in the Ministry of Public Security in Peking on Thursday, Nov. 20, 1980. More than a thousand bystanders watch the arrival of the motorcade as foreign press are not allowed inside the courtroom.

Esther Rantzen (left) and Sue Lawley prepare for the Children in Need phone-in appeal tomorrow night.

Esther Rantzen (left) and Sue Lawley prepare for the Children in Need phone-in appeal tomorrow night.

Actress Mary Crosby poses jokingly with a gun during a party in Los Angeles, on November 21, 1980. In the popular TV show Dallas

Actress Mary Crosby poses jokingly with a gun during a party in Los Angeles, on November 21, 1980. In the popular TV show Dallas

This photograph shows a portion of the burned interior of the casino floor at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nv. on Nov. 22, 1980. The fire, started by an electrical short, swept through the casino to the main entrance of the hotel Friday, Nov. 21, killing 83 people and injuring hundreds of others.

This photograph shows a portion of the burned interior of the casino floor at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nv. on Nov. 22, 1980. The fire, started by an electrical short, swept through the casino to the main entrance of the hotel Friday, Nov. 21, killing 83 people and injuring hundreds of others.

Faye Dunaway, as Eva Peron in the TV movie "Evita Peron," during taping and photo session in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, 1980. The jewels in Miss Dunaway’s necklace, bracelet, and earrings are real, including diamonds all perfect stones totalling about 270 carats and valued at more than $13 million.

Faye Dunaway, as Eva Peron in the TV movie “Evita Peron,” during taping and photo session in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, 1980. The jewels in Miss Dunaway’s necklace, bracelet, and earrings are real, including diamonds all perfect stones totalling about 270 carats and valued at more than $13 million.

Members of the British Movement hold up a banner with 'White Power' and give Nazi salutes, during a march from Hyde Park, London, to Paddington Recreation Ground. The British Movement is a splinter group of the National Front.

Members of the British Movement hold up a banner with ‘White Power’ and give Nazi salutes, during a march from Hyde Park, London, to Paddington Recreation Ground.
The British Movement is a splinter group of the National Front.

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President Jimmy Carter, right, accepts credentials at the White House in Washington from the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma's Ambassador U Kyaw Khaing, Nov. 24, 1980.

President Jimmy Carter, right, accepts credentials at the White House in Washington from the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma’s Ambassador U Kyaw Khaing, Nov. 24, 1980.

Members of the British Movement hold up a banner with 'White Power' and give Nazi salutes, during a march from Hyde Park, London, to Paddington Recreation Ground. The British Movement is a splinter group of the National Front.

Members of the British Movement hold up a banner with ‘White Power’ and give Nazi salutes, during a march from Hyde Park, London, to Paddington Recreation Ground.
The British Movement is a splinter group of the National Front.

A New Orleans Saints fan wears a bag over his head pointing out the teams 0-11 record this season during game with the Los Angeles Rams in the Superdome in New Orleans, Nov. 24, 1980.

A New Orleans Saints fan wears a bag over his head pointing out the teams 0-11 record this season during game with the Los Angeles Rams in the Superdome in New Orleans, Nov. 24, 1980.

Eddie Charlton, the undisputed king of Australian snooker for many years. Acclaimed as having the smoothest cue action in the sport, he has contested the worlds major tournaments.

Eddie Charlton, the undisputed king of Australian snooker for many years. Acclaimed as having the smoothest cue action in the sport, he has contested the worlds major tournaments.

Winners of French prestigiuos literature awards, from left to right: Swiss writer Jean-Luc Benoziglio, Prix Medicis, for his novel "Cabinet Portrait", French authoress Jocelyne Francois, Prix Femina, for her novel "Joue-nous Espana" (Play Us Espana) and South African novelist Andre Brink, Prix Medicis etranger, for "Une saison blanche et seche" (A Dry White Season) pose together on November 24, 1980 in Paris, France

Winners of French prestigiuos literature awards, from left to right: Swiss writer Jean-Luc Benoziglio, Prix Medicis, for his novel “Cabinet Portrait”, French authoress Jocelyne Francois, Prix Femina, for her novel “Joue-nous Espana” (Play Us Espana) and South African novelist Andre Brink, Prix Medicis etranger, for “Une saison blanche et seche” (A Dry White Season) pose together on November 24, 1980 in Paris, France

This aerial view shows charred rubble that marks remains of rows of homes destroyed by massive wild fires in north San Bernardino, Ca., Tuesday morning Nov. 25, 1980. Some homes were left virtually untouched by the flames, upper and lower right, but row after row of other homes, numbering hundreds, burned to the ground in the fire that started Monday.

This aerial view shows charred rubble that marks remains of rows of homes destroyed by massive wild fires in north San Bernardino, Ca., Tuesday morning Nov. 25, 1980. Some homes were left virtually untouched by the flames, upper and lower right, but row after row of other homes, numbering hundreds, burned to the ground in the fire that started Monday.

Sugar Ray Leonard is all smiles after winning the WBC World Welterweight title from Roberto Duran in New Orleans on Nov. 25, 1980. As he smiles his mouthpiece falls out of his mouth.

Sugar Ray Leonard is all smiles after winning the WBC World Welterweight title from Roberto Duran in New Orleans on Nov. 25, 1980. As he smiles his mouthpiece falls out of his mouth.

Shirley and Emuel Benton stand in front of the tarpaper shack they and their five children constructed in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 25, 1980. The Bentons, who were evicted from the housing project across the street after Emuel had to go on disability, lived in their station wagon while building their tiny home.

Shirley and Emuel Benton stand in front of the tarpaper shack they and their five children constructed in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 25, 1980. The Bentons, who were evicted from the housing project across the street after Emuel had to go on disability, lived in their station wagon while building their tiny home.

Britain's Prince Charles changes his shirt at the end of a polo match in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 26, 1980.

Britain’s Prince Charles changes his shirt at the end of a polo match in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 26, 1980.

Jiang Qing, widow of former Chairman Mao, stands trial before a special court of the People's Supreme Court in Peking on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1980. Jiang refused to confess and defiantly answered, "I don't Know at all," to charges that she plotted against the late Premier Chou En-lai and slandered his protege Deng Xiaoping, China's strongman

Jiang Qing, widow of former Chairman Mao, stands trial before a special court of the People’s Supreme Court in Peking on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1980. Jiang refused to confess and defiantly answered, “I don’t Know at all,” to charges that she plotted against the late Premier Chou En-lai and slandered his protege Deng Xiaoping, China’s strongman

Dance troupe Legs & Co modelling swimwear, left to right, Patti, Pauline, Gill, Sue, Lulu, and Rosi in thr Spring/Summer 1981 collection.

Dance troupe Legs & Co modelling swimwear, left to right, Patti, Pauline, Gill, Sue, Lulu, and Rosi in thr Spring/Summer 1981 collection.

ucci Autumn and Winter Collection - 1980 Oliver, right, wearing a Nappa leather and velour suit. Christa, left, in a suit of similar fabrics.

ucci Autumn and Winter Collection – 1980
Oliver, right, wearing a Nappa leather and velour suit. Christa, left, in a suit of similar fabrics.

Jackie Onassis rides on horseback in the traditional Essex Fox Hounds Meeting, the annual Thanksgiving Day hunt in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 27, 1980.

Jackie Onassis rides on horseback in the traditional Essex Fox Hounds Meeting, the annual Thanksgiving Day hunt in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 27, 1980.

Teacher's restaurant on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Nov. 27, 1980, where, according to a story in the New York Times, fugitive Weather Underground leader Bernardine Dohrn may have been employed. The Times report says a woman who has lived in New York for two years has been identified as Dohrn by neighbors, co-workers and employers from photos in newspapers and on television. Dohrn and another former radical leader, William Ayers, were recently reported to be preparing to turn themselves in to authorities in Chicago.

Teacher’s restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Nov. 27, 1980, where, according to a story in the New York Times, fugitive Weather Underground leader Bernardine Dohrn may have been employed. The Times report says a woman who has lived in New York for two years has been identified as Dohrn by neighbors, co-workers and employers from photos in newspapers and on television. Dohrn and another former radical leader, William Ayers, were recently reported to be preparing to turn themselves in to authorities in Chicago.

The squad hunting the Yorkshire ripper in Leeds. Left to right: Assistant Chief Constable David Gerty, Commander Ronald Harvey, Deputy Chief Constable Leslie Emment, Jim Hobson, the new head of the Ripper investigation, Mr Stuart Kind and Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Sloan.

The squad hunting the Yorkshire ripper in Leeds. Left to right: Assistant Chief Constable David Gerty, Commander Ronald Harvey, Deputy Chief Constable Leslie Emment, Jim Hobson, the new head of the Ripper investigation, Mr Stuart Kind and Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Sloan.

Deputy Chief Constable Leslie Emment (left) and Assistant Chief Constable Jim Hobson, the new head of the 'Ripper Squad', discussing the case at the scene of the latest killing in Leeds.

Deputy Chief Constable Leslie Emment (left) and Assistant Chief Constable Jim Hobson, the new head of the ‘Ripper Squad’, discussing the case at the scene of the latest killing in Leeds.

Mark Cutkowsky, a research assistant in the newly-formed Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, controls a computer which operates a robot involved in machining turbine blades from raw metal in Pittsburgh, Nov. 29, 1980. The robot is part of a major research project underway that hopes to come up with robot systems that can be applied to a "factory of the future".

Mark Cutkowsky, a research assistant in the newly-formed Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, controls a computer which operates a robot involved in machining turbine blades from raw metal in Pittsburgh, Nov. 29, 1980. The robot is part of a major research project underway that hopes to come up with robot systems that can be applied to a “factory of the future”.

 

 

  • IAN SPEIGHT

    The Top picture of Bubba Smtih appearing in character as Sgt. Moses Hightower on an
    undercover assignment in the comedy “Police Academy 3: Back In
    Training.”. He’d be doing well as the Film wasn’t made to 1986, six years later!. Facts Please ..