Sunday 10 August 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stu Bennett and Pua Magasiva.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba 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 Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Astro Invader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1980 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Stu Bennett: English wrestler.
- Pua Magasiva: TV Actor.
- Wade Barrett: Wrestler.
- Roxanne McKee: Canadian-English model and actress.
- 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
- 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
- Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Texas
- Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Texas.
- Hurricane Allen (category 3) pounds southeastern Texas.
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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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