Saturday August 16, 1980
US date format: 8/16/1980, UK date format: 16/8/1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 16, 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 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 The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or SOS.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1980?
- 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
- Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
- Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
- Jools Holland quits Squeeze
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1980?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 16, 1980?
On August 16, 1980 several famous people were born including, Vanessa Carlton, Julien Absalon, Bob Hardy.
What was the number one song in August 16, 1980?
The number one song in the week of August 16, 1980 was Magic by Olivia Newton-John in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba in UK.
What were the top hits on August 16, 1980?
The top hits on August 16, 1980 were Magic by Olivia Newton-John, Sailing by Christopher Cross, Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1 by The S.O.S. Band in US and The Winner Takes It All by Abba, Upside Down by Diana Ross, Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie in UK.