Tuesday 12 August 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon 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 12 August 1980 ?
- Dominique Swain: American actress who was chosen out of 2,500 young girls to play the sexually precocious 12-year-old lead in a film remake of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita.
- Malaysia Pargo: Reality Star.
- Matt Thiessen: Canadian singer-songwriter (Relient K).
- Javier Chevantón: Uruguayan footballer.
- Maggie Lawson: American actress.
- Rojda Demirer: Turkish actress
- Jade Villalon: American singer-songwriter pianist and actress (Sweetbox)
- The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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