Tuesday 30 December 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eliza Dushku in Boston and DJ Mbenga.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Barriers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Armor Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 December 1980 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Eliza Dushku in Boston: Massachusetts; American actress (This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey).
- DJ Mbenga: basketball player.
- Eliza Dushku: American actress who began performing professionally at age 11 when her first movie, "One Hot Summer" was released, August 1992.
- Ben Robinson: Chef.
- Kenny Kwan: Filipino-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (Boy'z).
- Wonderful World of Disney, last performance on NBC-TV
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Heart - Tell It Like It Is
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