Sunday 13 January 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mirko Soltau and Krzysztof Czerwinski.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chespirito.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Rally-X.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Krzysztof Czerwinski: Polish conductor and organist.
- Mirko Soltau: German footballer.
- Krzysztof Czerwiński: Polish organist and conductor.
- María de Villota: Spanish race car driver (d. 2013).
- Nils-Eric Johansson: Swedish footballer.
- Akira Kaji: Japanese footballer.
- Argo Meresaar: Estonian volleyball player.
- Michael Rupp: American ice hockey player.
- Andre Kostelanetz: American popular music orchestra leader and arranger (d. 1980).
- King of Schnorrers closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances
- Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Styx - Babe
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