Tuesday 5 August 1980
It was Tuesday, 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 5 August 1980 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Vatsal Seth: Indian actor.
- Wayne Bridge: English footballer.
- Salvador Cabañas: Paraguayan footballer.
- Jason Culina: Australian soccer player.
- Kaylani Lei: Singaporean-born American pornographic actress.
- Harold L Runnels: American politician (Born 1924).
- Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
- New York Mets' Doug Flynn ties record of three triples in a game.
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
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
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