Tuesday 22 July 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 July 1980 ?
- Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
- Pi Approximation Day
- St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
- St. Mineve
- St. Joseph of Palestine (Count Joseph)
- St. Dabius/Davius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Mary Magdalene
- Ratcatcher's Day. See:The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- Tablo : Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High).
- Scott Dixon: New Zealand race car driver.
- Dirk Kuyt: Dutch footballer.
- Kate Ryan: Belgian singer-songwriter.
- Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers]: Magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54.
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
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
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