Sunday 3 August 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hannah Simone and Jukka Hilden.
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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Windfall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 August 1980 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
- Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
- St. Nicodemus
- Niger - Independence Day
- St. Walthen
- Hannah Simone: TV Actress.
- Jukka Hilden: TV Actor.
- Nadia Ali: Libyan-American singer-songwriter (iiO).
- Dominic Moore: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Tony Pashos: American football player.
- Brandan Schieppati: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bleeding Through Eighteen Visions and Throwdown)
- 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
- Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
- Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
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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