Friday 12 September 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross.
In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits.
Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
- Cape Verde - National Day
- Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
- RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
- Roda Antar: Sierra Leonean-Lebanese footballer.
- Sean Burroughs: American baseball player.
- Fernando de Souza: Brazilian footballer.
- Gus G: Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firewind Dream Evil and Mystic Prophecy).
- Kevin Sinfield: English rugby player.
- Josef Vašíček: Czech ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Maria Richards: American homicide victim, killed on 4/14/1989 by Ramon Salcido, her brother-in-law. Her sister Angela had married Ramon in December 1984 and they had three daughters. On a rampage, he killed his little girls then went to the Richards home. His mother-in-law, Louise, had always been an enemy. He shot and killed her and her two daughters, Maria and Ruth.
- Yao Ming: Chinese athlete, highly acclaimed center for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. After playing five seasons with the Shanghai Sharks, Yao (his last name) joined the Rockets as the number one draft pick in the 2002 NBA season. As of 2007, he had led his team to the playoffs three times and had been consistently selected as an all-star player. He played for the Chinese basketball team in the 2004 Olympics and carried his country’s flag during the opening ceremony. He is probably the best-known Chinese nati
- Josef Vasicek: Czech ice hockey player
- Fernando Cesar de Souza: Brazilian footballer
- Joe Loeffler: American musician (Chevelle)
- Lillian Randolph: Actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65.
- Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
- After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
- Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
- Johnny Lee - Lookin' For Love
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
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