Monday 8 December 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener 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 8 December 1980 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Francis Mourey: French cyclo-cross and road bicycle racer, who won the Tro-Bro Léon in 2013, leading home an FDJ clean sweep of the podium as team-mates Johan Le Bon and Anthony Geslin followed him across the finish line.
- Yuliya Krevsun: Ukrainian runner.
- Lisa Kelly: American reality television personality.
- Bravo network premieres on cable TV
- John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
- Former Beatle John Lennon dies en route to hospital after being shot outside his New York City apartment by Mark David Chapman, who had received his signature earlier in the day.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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