Monday 18 February 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alison Rachel Fitch in Hamilton and Nikolai Antropov.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.
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 Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Yes Minister.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Berzerk or Space Monster (Videopac).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 February 1980 ?
- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
- Alison Rachel Fitch in Hamilton: New Zealand; swimmer (Olympics-1996).
- Nikolai Antropov: Kazakh ice hockey player.
- Regina Spektor: American singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Aivar Anniste: Estonian footballer.
- Nik Antropov: Kazakhstani-Canadian ice hockey player.
- Gale Robbins: Actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58.
- Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
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