Friday 1 February 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Courtney Hamilton and Hector Luna.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Cruising, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching God's Wonderful Railway.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank Battalion or Voodoo Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1980 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Courtney Hamilton: Miss Arizona Teen-USA (1996).
- Hector Luna: Dominican Republic baseball player.
- Moises Munoz: Mexican footballer.
- Héctor Luna: Dominican baseball player.
- Moisés Muñoz: Mexican footballer.
- Otilino Tenorio: Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
- Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
- Soap opera Love of Life ends a 28 year run
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
- Eagles - The Long Run
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don't Do Me Like That
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