Friday 11 July 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include TJ Wilson (wrestler) and Im Su-jeong.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney.
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
The Big Red One, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heli Fire or Stratovox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- TJ Wilson (wrestler)
- Im Su-jeong: South Korean model and actress.
- TJ Wilson: Canadian professional wrestler.
- Tyson Kidd: Wrestler.
- Justin Willman: TV Show Host.
- American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
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