Saturday August 16, 1980US date format: 8/16/1980, UK date format: 16/8/1980
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It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Carlton and Julien Absalon.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The Constant Factor, directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Attack or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Vanessa Carlton: Pop Singer.
- Julien Absalon: French cross-country mountain biker.
- Bob Hardy
- Julien Quesne
- Yannick Bertrand
- Hwangbo : South Korean rapper and actress...
- Ryan Hanigan: American baseball player.
- Øystein Moen: Norwegian pianist and composer (Puma and...
- Robert Hardy: English musician (Franz Ferdinand).
- Piet Rooijakkers: Dutch professional bicyclist.
- Raniere Santos: Brazilian footballer.
- Emerson Borges: Brazilian footballer.
- Emerson: Brazilian footballer.
- Raniere: Brazilian footballer.
- Raphaël Poulain: French rugby union player who played on...
- Rittz : Rapper.
- Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
- Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
- Jools Holland quits Squeeze
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Kurtis Blow - The Breaks (Part 1)
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Commodores - Old Fashion Love
- Teddy Pendergrass - Can't We Try
- Chic - Rebels Are We
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