Wednesday 16 January 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lin Manuel Miranda and Alyssa Edwards.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 Chespirito.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Polaris.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 January 1980 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Lin Manuel Miranda: American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights).
- Alyssa Edwards: Reality Star.
- Lin-manuel Miranda: Rapper.
- Albert Pujols: Baseball Player.
- Seydou Keita: Malian footballer.
- Anna van Wageningen-Salomons: Dut Author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94.
- Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Little River Band - Cool Change
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