Sunday August 10, 1980
US date format: 8/10/1980, UK date format: 10/8/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 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 Wade Barrett 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.
Battle Creek Brawl, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stratovox or Galactic Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 10, 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.
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- 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
- 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
- Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Texas.
- Hurricane Allen (category 3) pounds southeastern Texas.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 10, 1980?
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Top #11 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
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 R&B songs
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Commodores - Old Fashion Love
- Kurtis Blow - The Breaks (Part 1)
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?