Friday August 01, 1980
US date format: 8/1/1980, UK date format: 1/8/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Mouloud Achour and Pénélope Leprevost.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Those Lips, Those Eyes, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Red Baron or Missile Command.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 1980?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
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- Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
- Gerd Wessig of East Germany sets the high jump record.
- Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
- Vigdis Finnbogadottir becomes the first democratically elected female head of state
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 R&B songs
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Stacy Lattisaw - Dynamite
- Commodores - Old Fashion Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 01If August 01, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 4 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 01, 1980?
On August 01, 1980 several famous people were born including, Mouloud Achour, Pénélope Leprevost, Sylvain Armand.
Which famous people died on August 01, 1980?
Famous people died on August 01, 1980 include, Patrick Depailler, Strother Martin.
What was the number one song in August 01, 1980?
The number one song in the week of August 01, 1980 was Magic by Olivia Newton-John in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra in UK.
What were the top hits on August 01, 1980?
The top hits on August 01, 1980 were Magic by Olivia Newton-John, It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel, Little Jeannie by Elton John in US and Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra, Use It Up And Wear It Out by Odyssey, Jump To The Beat by Stacy Lattisaw in UK.