Thursday 11 December 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rider Strong in San Francisco and Arya .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Any Which Way You Can, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Velo misto.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pelé's Soccer or Armor Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 11 December 1980 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Rider Strong in San Francisco: California; actor (Shawn Hunter - Boy Meets World).
- Arya : Indian actor.
- Kristjan Kitsing: Estonian basketball player.
- Dirk Wellham scores 100 on first-class debut, New South Wales versus Victoria.
- The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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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 ?