Saturday 9 February 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Margarita Levieva and Angelos Charisteas.
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 Eamon or Lords of Karma.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1980 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Margarita Levieva: Movie Actress.
- Angelos Charisteas: Greek footballer.
- Shelly Martinez: American wrestler and actress.
- Rick Barry, Houston Rockets, is first in NBA to score eight 3-point goals in a game.
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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