Saturday 12 January 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amerie American and Amerie .
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.
On TV people were watching Chespirito.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Prisoner or Star Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1980 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Amerie American: singer.
- Amerie : R&B Singer.
- Ares : Swiss-American wrestler.
- Bobby Crosby: American baseball player.
- Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Styx - Babe
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Abba - Super Trouper
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Madness - Embarrassment
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