Sunday 31 August 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1980 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:31 August
- Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
- 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
- Zimbabwe establishes diplomatic relations with Algeria.
- Victory of the strike in Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland. Gdańsk Agreement is signed, opening a way to start the first in the communist block free organization not controlled by regime quotSolidarnośćquot i.e. Solidarity.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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