Saturday 13 December 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrik Antonius and Ryan France.
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.
Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Velo misto.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Space Monster (Videopac).
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Patrik Antonius: Finnish tennis player coach and poker player.
- Ryan France: English footballer.
- Danil Haustov: Estonian swimmer.
- Swastika Mukherjee: Indian actress and singer.
- Tülin Şahin: Turkish-Danish model actress and fashion designer.
- Harm van Riel: Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at age 73.
- Perfectly Frank closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
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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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