Friday 25 January 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michelle McCool-Alexander and Amanda Michelle.
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.
American Gigolo, directed by Paul Schrader, 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.
On TV people were watching The Voyage of Charles Darwin.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Invader or Warlords.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1980 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Michelle McCool-Alexander: American professional wrestler.
- Amanda Michelle: Burns; Miss West Virginia Teen-USA (1997).
- Alicia Keys: American musician.
- Xavi : Catalan Spanish footballer.
- Michelle McCool: Wrestler.
- Efstathios Tavlaridis: Greek footballer
- Bani Sadr elected President of Iran
- Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail and deported
- Dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics.
- Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, US Navy hovercraft.
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
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Eagles - The Long Run
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
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