Friday 8 August 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mama Natural and Shayna Baszler.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or King & Balloon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1980 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Mama Natural: YouTube Star.
- Shayna Baszler: American mixed martial artist.
- Craig Breslow: American baseball player.
- Jack Cassel: American baseball player.
- Denisse Guerrero: Mexican singer-songwriter (Belanova).
- Mike Hindert: American singer and bass player (The Bravery)
- Sabine Klaschka: German tennis player
- Diego Markwell: Dutch baseball player
- Pat Noonan: American soccer player
- Michael Urie: American actor director and producer
- LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
- The Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran occurs in Ireland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 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 (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
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