Saturday 2 August 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Xanadu, directed by Robert Greenwald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1980 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Ivica Banovic: Croatian footballer.
- Dingdong Dantes: Filipino actor, television presenter, commercial model and film producer.
- Youssouf Fofana: French criminal gang leader, the self-proclaimed 'Brain of the Barbarians,' an anti-Semitic gang.
- Nadia Bjorlin: American actress.
- Ivica Banović: Croatian footballer.
- Uğur Karlova: Turkish comedian and actor
- Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
- US swimmers set three world records at National championships.
- A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
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