Monday 12 May 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 May 1980 ?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
Famous Birthdays:12 May
- Lillian Roth: Actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice).
- 1st nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
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