Thursday 10 July 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 July 1980 ?
- Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
- Bahamas - Independence Day
- Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
- Thomas Ian Nicholas: American actor.
- Alejandro Millan: Mexican singer and songwriter.
- Han Eun-jeong: South Korean actress.
- James D Rolfe: video game reviewer better known as the Angry Video Game Nerd.
- Adam Petty: American car-racer, the fourth member of a championship racing dynasty composed of Lee (1914-2000), Richard (1937 -) and his father Kyle (1960 -).
- Jessica Simpson: American recording artist, actress, television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products and designed fragrances, shoes and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas. She started the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2009.
- Claudia Leitte: Pop Singer
- James Rolfe: YouTube Star
- Thomas Nicholas: American actor singer and producer
- Alejandro Millán: Mexican singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Elfonía and Stream of Passion)
- Han Eun-jung: South Korean actress
- Joseph Krumgold: American author and screenwriter (d. 1980).
- Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
- Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen.
- Jessica Simpson is born; American singer.
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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