Tuesday 5 August 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kaylani Lei and Wayne Bridge.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Battle Creek Brawl, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or Windfall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 5 August 1980
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1980 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Kaylani Lei: Singaporean-born American pornographic actress.
- Wayne Bridge: English footballer.
- Jason Culina: Australian soccer player.
- Vatsal Sheth: Indian actor.
- Vatsal Seth: Indian actor.
- Sophie Winkleman: English actress.
- Ali Umar: Maldivian footballer.
- Salvador Cabañas: Paraguayan footballer.
- Harold L Runnels: American politician (Born 1924).
- Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
- New York Mets' Doug Flynn ties record of three triples in a game.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #11 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
Top #10 R&B songs
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Commodores - Old Fashion Love
- Kurtis Blow - The Breaks (Part 1)
- Stacy Lattisaw - Dynamite
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?