Friday 27 June 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Pietersen and Hugo Campagnaro.
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 Balloon Bomber or Terrorist.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 June 1980 ?
- National HIV Testing Day in United States
- National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom 
- Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
- Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria
- Kevin Pietersen: English cricketer.
- Hugo Campagnaro: Argentinian footballer.
- Jennifer Goodridge: American keyboard player (Your Enemies Friends).
- Craig Terrill: American football player.
- Steve Peregrin Took: percussionist (T-Rex), dies at age 31.
- 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
- Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
- US revives draft registration
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771 requiring 19- and 20-year-old males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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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