Saturday 12 July 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mylène Jampanoï and Tina Tharp.
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 Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Targ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
- Mylène Jampanoï: French actress, born to a Chinese father and a French Breton mother.
- Tina Tharp: Jacksonville, Florida -- Rhythmic gymnast (1996 Olympics).
- Natalie DiDonato: Reality Star.
- Kristen Connolly: American actress.
- Irina Embrich: Estonian fencer.
- John W Davis: President (West Virginia State college), dies at age 92.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- 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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