Saturday 19 July 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sami Yusuf and Lyrikal .
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.
Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 Phoenix or Spectar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 July 1980 ?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
- Sami Yusuf: World Music Singer.
- Lyrikal : Pop Singer.
- Xavier Malisse: Belgian tennis player.
- Giorgio Mondini: Italian race car driver.
- Mark Webber: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Hans Morgenthau: German-American international relations theorist who began his career as a judge in Frankfurt.
- 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott
- David Bowie appears in role of Elephant Man in Denver
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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