Sunday 3 February 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kim E-Z and Sarah Lewitinn.
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 Galactic Attack or Space Panic.
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Which were the important events of 3 February 1980 ?
- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- Kim E-Z: former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.
- Sarah Lewitinn: American record producer music critic disc jockey and blogger.
- Muhammed Ali tours Africa as US President Jimmy Carter's envoy.
- 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (overtime) at Washington.
- Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in six rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
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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