Sunday 14 December 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gordon Greer and Tata Young.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Velo misto.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Balloon Bomber.
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- R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
- Gordon Greer: Scottish footballer.
- Tata Young: Thai singer dancer and actress.
- Didier Zokora: Ivorian footballer.
- Elston Howard: New York Yankees catcher (first black New York Yankees player/1963 American League Most Valuable Player).
- Onward Victoria opens / closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
- At 2pm EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
- Nancy Lopez / Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
- New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat the New York Jets 21-20
- Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24.
- Anders Kailur scores on 6th New York Islanders' penalty shot.
- At 2 PM EST there is ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon in the USA.
- Four people were murdered at Bob's Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles and four others were injured by two armed robbers, in what was one of the city's most brutal crimes ever.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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