Sunday 18 May 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Roehl and Aileen Campbell.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventure Game.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fighter or Fishing Derby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 May 1980 ?
- Jeff Roehl: American football player.
- Aileen Campbell: Scottish politician.
- Thomas Dupuy: French-Senegalese soldier, paratrooper, killed by members of AQMI in Mali.
- Michaël Llodra: French tennis player, he has several doubles championships to his credit including Wimbledon in July 2007.
- Ali Zafar: Pakistani singer and model.
- Reggie Evans: American basketball player
- Matt Long: American actor
- Felicia Pearson: American actress rapper and author
- Diego Pérez: Uruguayan footballer
- Victims of Mount St Helens eruption: \ \ Harry Randall Truman (Born 1896)\ David A. Johnston, U.S.
- Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
- China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket
- Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
- Mount Saint Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing US$3 billion in damage. 396 metres of the top of the mountain explodes in a gigantic dust cloud.
- At Mount Saint Helens, Washington, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurs, preceeding an eruption by seconds.
- Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
- Fernando Bela?nde Terry elected President of Peru.
- 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
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