Wednesday 12 March 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ruth Hunt and John-Paul Lavoisier.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.
In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits.
Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strumpet City.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival or Fishing Derby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 March 1980 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Ruth Hunt: Welsh activist and academic.
- John-Paul Lavoisier: American actor.
- Jens Mouris: Dutch cyclist.
- Douglas Murray: Swedish ice hockey player.
- Arthur Charles Dobson: British racing driver (Born 1914).
- Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago, Illinois.
- New York Islanders third scoreless tie, versus Pittsburgh Penguins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
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