Thursday January 03, 1980
US date format: 1/3/1980, UK date format: 3/1/1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 3, 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 Bryan Clay and Willy Rovelli.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Just Tell Me What You Want, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Moon Cresta or Phoenix.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 03, 1980?
- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
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- Gold hits record US$634 an ounce.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 03, 1980?
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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
Top #9 songs in the UK
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Abba - Super Trouper
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Madness - Embarrassment
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 03If January 03, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 8 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 10 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?