Thursday 17 July 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Javier Camunas and Ryan Miller.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, directed by Tommy Chong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1980 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Javier Camunas: Spanish footballer.
- Ryan Miller: American hockey player.
- Matt Yoakum: YouTube Star.
- Javier Camuñas: Spanish footballer.
- Donald Barry: Actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68.
- Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes President
- Zenko Suzuki becomes Premier of Japan
- Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president of US.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
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