Friday 11 January 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1980 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Josh Hannay: Australian rugby league player.
- Mike Williams: American football player.
- Lovieanne Jung: American softball player.
- Deanna Wright: American actress.
- Barbara Pym: Romantic author (Very Private Eye).
- Debut of Pretenders
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Abba - Super Trouper
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- Madness - Embarrassment
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 11 January 1980 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?