Sunday 20 January 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 January 1980 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Philippe Cousteau: Jr.
- Philippe Gagnon: Canadian swimmer.
- Kim Jeong-hoon: South Korean singer and actor (UN).
- Petra Rampre: Slovenian tennis player.
- Brigitte Olivier: Belgian judoka.
- Matt Tuck: Welsh musician (Bullet For My Valentine)
- Matthew Tuck: Metal Singer
- Kevin Cunningham: American suicide, found hanging by his belt on the back porch of his home on 7/20/1997. The teenager was the sixth neighborhood youth to kill himself since last December, leaving his mother and two sisters in stunned disbelief. A 6' tall 200 lbs. gregarious honor roll student, he was known as a good boy. The prior July he had had a car accident while drinking and was nervous about the court date coming up the following Wednesday. A girl friend said he had been talking to her on the phone earlier
- President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
- Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.
- Cuba recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.
- The MS Athina B is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary tourist attraction.
- At least 200 people were killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapsed at Sincelejo, Colombia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Little River Band - Cool Change
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