Sunday June 15, 1980
US date format: 6/15/1980, UK date format: 15/6/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 15, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Cara Zavaleta and Benjamin Varonian.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc..
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
The Stunt Man, directed by Richard Rush, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Voodoo Castle or Balloon Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 15, 1980?
- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
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- Fearless Frank opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances
- 80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol Golf Club - New Jersey
- Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
- Jorge Orta of Cleveland Indians gets six hits in a baseball game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 15, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Blondie - Call Me
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Gary Numan - Cars
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Don McLean - Crying
- MASH - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
- Lipps Inc - Funky Town
- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
Top #9 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- The Fatback Band - Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- The Invisible Man's Band - All Night Thing
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next June 15If June 15, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 23 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?