Tuesday 26 August 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Macaulay Culkin American actor (Home Alone and Macaulay Culkin.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, 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 Mysterious World.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or The Prisoner.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1980 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Macaulay Culkin American actor (Home Alone: My Girl).
- Macaulay Culkin: Movie Actor.
- Neeru Bajwa: Movie Actress.
- Chris Pine: American actor.
- Brendan Harris: American baseball player.
- Manolis Papamakarios: Greek basketball player
- Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
- John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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