Monday 7 July 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michelle Kwan and Kaisa Jouhki.
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.
Used Cars, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Phoenix or Dodge 'Em.
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- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Michelle Kwan: American figure skater, an Olympics medalist and winner of several national and world championships.
- Kaisa Jouhki: Indonesian singer (Battlelore).
- Deidre Downs: American beauty queen.
- John Buck: American baseball player.
- Serdar Kulbilge: Turkish footballer.
- Dan Whitesides: American drummer (The Used and The New Transit Direction).
- Reginald Gardiner: Wimbledon, England -- Actor (Great Dictator).
- 1st solar-powered aircraft crosses English Channel
- Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Universe) as 29th Miss USA
- Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
- Shawn Weatherly, of the USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
- Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours.
- Institution of sharia in Iran.
- During the Lebanese civil war, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
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