Wednesday 9 January 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sergio García (golfer) and Édgar Álvarez.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chespirito.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Bismarck or Time Traveler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 9 January 1980 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Sergio García (golfer)
- Édgar Álvarez: Honduran footballer.
- Sergio García: Spanish golfer.
- Luke Patten: Australian rugby league player and referee.
- 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Styx - Babe
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Abba - Super Trouper
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Madness - Embarrassment
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?