Wednesday 23 July 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michelle Williams American singer and Katie Bratayley.
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.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Balloon or Golf.
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Which were the important events of 23 July 1980 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- Michelle Williams American singer: actress, member of Destiny's Child.
- Katie Bratayley: Family Member.
- Michelle Williams: Pop Singer.
- Sandeep Parikh: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
- Soyuz 37 ferries two cosmonauts (one Vietnamese) to Salyut 6.
- River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter.
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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