Wednesday May 07, 1980
US date format: 5/7/1980, UK date format: 7/5/1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 7, 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 April Wilkner and Kate Lawler.
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 Rally-X or Horse Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 07, 1980?
- USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - 
- Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
- Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
- Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
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- Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried
- Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
- In Florida, the Liberian freighter ''Summit Venture'' hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. A 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses and 35 people (most in a bus) are killed.
- The Norco shootout takes place in California.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 07, 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 07If May 07, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 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?