Saturday August 02, 1980
US date format: 8/2/1980, UK date format: 2/8/1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 Nadia Bjorlin and Youssouf Fofana (killer).
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 Stratovox or Red Baron.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 02, 1980?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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- Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
- US swimmers set three world records at National championships.
- A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 02, 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 02If August 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 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?