Monday May 05, 1980
US date format: 5/5/1980, UK date format: 5/5/1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 5, 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 Alana Curry and Hank Green.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Missile Command.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 05, 1980?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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- Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos and police stormed the building.
- Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
- Edmond Vandercammen: Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies...
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 05, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Bob Seger - Fire Lake
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
- The Whispers - Lady
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- The Brothers Johnson - Stomp
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- ConFunkShun - Got To Be Enough
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 05If May 05, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 21 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?