Sunday 6 January 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1980 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Steed Malbranque: Belgian-French footballer.
- Sam Sallon: English singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Apostolia Zoi: Greek singer.
- Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
- Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Abba - Super Trouper
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- Madness - Embarrassment
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