Sunday 24 February 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anton Maiden and Shinsuke Nakamura.
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.
Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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 Balloon Bomber or Pac-Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 February 1980 ?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Anton Maiden: Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003).
- Shinsuke Nakamura: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Roman Sloudnov: Russian swimmer.
- Canterbury Tales closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
- Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
- Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
- USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
- The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
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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