Saturday 26 January 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Fallon and Ertuğrul Arslan.
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 Akalabeth: World of Doom or Navarone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1980 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Brian Fallon: American musician (The Gaslight Anthem).
- Ertuğrul Arslan: Turkish footballer.
- Sanae Kobayashi: Japanese voice actress.
- Islanders and Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
- 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
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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