Friday 19 December 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1980 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chris Haslam: Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle).
- Jake Gyllenhaal: American actor featured in "October Sky" and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best actor in "Donnie Darko", and for a "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award for "Brokeback Mountain" in 2006.
- Iman Ali: Pakistani model and actress.
- Marla Sokoloff: American actress.
- Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
- Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from Saint Kitts.
- Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater.
- Iran requests US$24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 19 December 1980 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?