Thursday 26 June 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hamilton and Jacopo Gassman.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney.
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival or Cytron Masters.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 June 1980 ?
- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- Independence Day in Madagascar
- Saint Josemarfa Escriv� (d. 1975)
- Hamilton: naturalized Togolese footballer.
- Jacopo Gassman: Italian noted family, fourth son of Vittorio Gassman and his wife, Diletta d'Andrea.
- Jason Schwartzman: American actor, from a noted family.
- Rémy Vercoutre: French football/soccer goalkeeper who has played for Caen since 2014.
- Michael Vick: American football player.
- Sinik : French singer and rapper
- Hamílton Calheiros: Togolese footballer
- Michael Jackson: English footballer
- Chris Shelton: American baseball player
- Miriam Daly: Irish republican activist (Born 1928).
- Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
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