Wednesday 2 January 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Stiegler in Santa Monica and Annie Bellemare.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching One in a Million.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boxing or Star Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1980 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Stephanie Stiegler in Santa Monica: California; pairs skater (and Zimmerman).
- Annie Bellemare: Canadian Figure Skater.
- Mac Danzig: American Mixed martial arts combatant.
- Jerome Pineau: French cyclist.
- Skyy John: YouTube Star.
- Georgios Dedas: Greek basketball player
- Melvin Holwijn: Dutch footballer
- Jérôme Pineau: French cyclist
- Larry Williams: American singer-songwriter pianist and producer (d. 1980).
- US President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow.
- 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (7-6, 6-3, 6-2).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
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