Monday 17 March 1980, St. Patrick's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nicky Jam and Danny Califf.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd.
In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits.
Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strumpet City.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Polaris.
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1980 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Nicky Jam: Reggae Singer.
- Danny Califf: American soccer player.
- Katie Morgan: American porn actress and radio host.
- Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi: Pakistani tennis player.
- Rudolf G Escher: Dutch Composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
- Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You
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