Sunday 6 July 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pau Gasol and Eva Green.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney.
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Compu-Spell or Missile Command.
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Which were the important events of 6 July 1980 ?
- Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
- Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
- Lithuania - Statehood Day.
- Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
- Malawi - Republic Day (1966).
- Roman festivals: Ludi Apollinares, games in honour of Apollo (since 208 BC) began today.
- San Fermin a Spanish Catholic festival centered in Pamplona begins today.
- Music festival EXIT begins today in Serbian town of Novi Sad.
- Czech Republic - Jan Hus Day (1415).
- Pau Gasol: Spanish basketball player.
- Eva Green: Movie Actress.
- Kenny Deuchar: Scottish Footballer and Doctor.
- JB Magsaysay: Filipino actor businessman and politician.
- Joell Ortiz: American rapper (Slaughterhouse).
- Gail Patrick: Actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of Leukemia at 69.
- Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
- Steve Carlton (14-4) pitches most strikeouts by a lefty (2,836)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
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