Friday 22 February 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kang Sung Hoon and Kang Sung-hoon.
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 Star Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1980 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
Famous Birthdays:22 February
- USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
- Afghanistan declares martial law.
- Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
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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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