Friday 2 May 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francesco Facchinetti and Ellie Kemper.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits.
Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Señorita Andrea.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Space Monster (Videopac).
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Which were the important events of 2 May 1980 ?
- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
- Francesco Facchinetti: Italian DJ, producer, singer, musician and TV presenter, also known as Dj Francesco or as Oz.
- Ellie Kemper: TV Actress.
- Tim Borowski: German footballer.
- Pierre-Luc Gagnon: Canadian skateboarder.
- Zat Knight: English footballer.
- Artūras Masiulis: Lithuanian basketball player
- Troy Murphy: American basketball player
- Lassaâd Ouertani: Tunisian footballer (d. 2013)
- Brad Richards: Canadian ice hockey player
- George Pal: Hungarian / US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons).
- Joseph Doherty and three other Irish Republican Army men arrested for murder.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Pope John Paul II begins African tour.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Bob Seger - Fire Lake
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love
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