Wednesday August 06, 1980
US date format: 8/6/1980, UK date format: 6/8/1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 6, 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 Monique Ganderton and Roman Weidenfeller.
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 Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway Campaign or Sea Duel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 06, 1980?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
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- Charles Urbanus: Dutch baseball player, dies at 66.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 06, 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
- 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 #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 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)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 06If August 06, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 16 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?