Tuesday 1 January 1980, NewYear’s Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Olivia Ruiz and Elin Nordegren.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching One in a Million.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Windfall or Space Firebird.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Olivia Ruiz: French singer of Spanish descent, belonging to the "Nouvelle Chanson" genre.
- Elin Nordegren: Swedish model.
- Jennifer Lauret
- Lazaros Agadakos: Greek basketball player.
- Richie Faulkner: English guitarist and songwriter (Judas Priest).
- Karina Jacobsgaard: Danish tennis player.
- Frank Clifford Wykoff: Sprinter (1928, 32, 36 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 70.
- Adolph Deutsch: American composer and arranger (Born 1897).
- Pietro Nenni: Italian political leader and journalist, leader of the Italian socialist Party, who filled posts in several Italian governments during the Allied occupation of Italy.
- International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
- Sweden changes order of succession to throne
- Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran, Iran.
- Premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal.
- Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship.
- 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (6-3, 6-3).
- Chrysler UK renamed Talbot.
- Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
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