Tuesday 8 July 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jordan Ferrer and Mark Ellis.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney.
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Berzerk or Time Traveler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1980 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Jordan Ferrer: American noted family, the son of Gabriel and Debby Boone Ferrer.
- Mark Ellis: YouTube Star.
- Robbie Keane: Soccer Player.
- Eric Chouinard: American-Canadian ice hockey player.
- 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
- All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)
- A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland
- Pope John Paul II visits Brazil 7 people are crushed to death in a crowd meeting him.
- Zimbabwe recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
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