Friday 8 February 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stephen Wright and Elisabetta Gregoraci.
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.
Mad Max, directed by George Miller, 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 Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Horse Racing or Lords of Karma.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1980 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Stephen Wright: English footballer.
- Elisabetta Gregoraci: Italian fashion model and TV personality.
- Ralf Little: English footballer and actor.
- Jenny Miller: Canadian-Filipino actress.
- Cameron Muncey: Australian singer and guitarist (Jet).
- Conor O'Brian: American wrestler
- Nikos Xilouris: Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1980).
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
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
- Eagles - The Long Run
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don't Do Me Like That
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