Monday 28 January 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nick Carter American singer and Jesse James Hollywood.
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 Dragster or Navarone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 January 1980 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Nick Carter American singer: member of Backstreet Boys.
- Jesse James Hollywood: American drug dealer and fugitive.
- Yasuhito Endo: Japanese footballer.
- Alicia Cavanaugh: American skater, a winner of championship awards from 1997 at age 17.
- Nick Carter: American musician, singer, dancer and drummer; the youngest, and by some accounts, the most popular, member of the "boy-band," the "Backstreet Boys.
- Eddie O'Brian: American homicide, convicted of first-degree murder of the stabbing of his 42-year-old neighbor, the mother of his best friend. A big boy at 15, he was 6'4", 260 lbs, the only boy in the family with four sisters. A gentle boy, he never disobeyed his strict parents and was known as the grandson of the city's police chief of the past two decades.
- Yasuhito Endō: Japanese footballer
- Brian Fallon: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Gaslight Anthem and The Horrible Crowes)
- Michael Hastings: American journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Jesse Hollywood: American murderer
- 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field win.
- USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
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
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
- Eagles - The Long Run
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don't Do Me Like That
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