Monday 7 January 1980, Orthodox Christmas
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zoe Salmon and Roshini.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
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.
On TV people were watching One in a Million.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Attack or Stratovox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1980 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Zoe Salmon: Northern Irish television presenter.
- Roshini: Indian faux pas celebrity.
- Ivan Moody: Metal Singer.
- Campbell Johnstone: New Zealand All Black rugby player.
- Zöe Salmon: Northern Irish model and television host Miss Northern Ireland 1999.
- Merritt Wever: American actress
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs legislation approving $1.5 billion in loan guarantees to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Styx - Babe
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Abba - Super Trouper
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Madness - Embarrassment
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