Thursday 8 May 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Panayiotis Kafkis and Keyon Dooling.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits.
Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, 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 Señorita Andrea.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing B-1 Nuclear Bomber or Computer Bismarck.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1980 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Panayiotis Kafkis: Greek basketball player.
- Keyon Dooling: American basketball player.
- Panagiotis Kafkis: Greek basketball player.
- Evgeny Lebedev: Russian-English publisher and philanthropist.
- Michelle McManus: Scottish singer-songwriter and actress.
- Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game
- World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated.
- The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Bob Seger - Fire Lake
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love
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