Sunday 17 August 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, 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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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Keith Dabengwa: Zimbabwean cricketer.
- Tootsie Guevara: Filipino singer-songwriter and actress.
- Daniel Güiza: Spanish footballer.
- Jan Kromkamp: Dutch footballer.
- Lene Marlin: Norwegian singer-songwriter.
- Van Tuong Nguyen : Thai-Australian drug trafficker (d. 2005)
- Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
- Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
- George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
- Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
- In Australia, baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock (Uluru), reportedly taken by a dingo.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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