Thursday 14 February 1980, Valentine's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fatima Leyva and Fátima Leyva.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille.
In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Balloon Bomber or Mission Asteroid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1980 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Fatima Leyva: Mexican footballer.
- Fátima Leyva: Mexican footballer.
- Josh Senter: American screenwriter and producer.
- Sayaka Yamaguchi: Japanese actress.
- Michelle Ye: Hong Kong actress and producer.
- Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah: Assamese composer and actor (Born 1926).
- West Side Story opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
- 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
- US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Andy Gibb - Desire
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