Friday 14 March 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Erik Boisse and Mercedes McNab.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.
In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits.
Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strumpet City.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Warrior or Windfall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Albania - Summer Day: Albanian holiday Summer is celebrated in this day in Elbasan and its surroundings.
- Pi Day - unofficial mathematics holiday.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honor of Mars were held.
- Saint Mathildis
- Saint Paulina
- Blessed Eve of Liege
- Japan - White Day: Japanese holiday similar to Valentine's Day (men give gifts to women).
- Erik Boisse
- Mercedes McNab: Canadian model and actress.
- Daniel Avidan: YouTube Star.
- Aaron Brown: British/English footballer.
- Matteo Grassotto: Italian race car driver.
- Ben Herring: New Zealand rugby union footballer.
- 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
- Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund W Germany won by Regoczy and Sallay
- Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova and Shakhrai (USSR)
- Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
- Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
- In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
- US President Jimmy Carter signs law abolishing the coin Assay Commission.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
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