Saturday 16 February 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marco Fiora and Géraldine Nakache.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille.
In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Invader or Computer Conflict.
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Which were the important events of 16 February 1980 ?
- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Marco Fiora: Italian boy who was kidnapped in 1987.
- Géraldine Nakache: French fim director, screenwriter, and actress, of Algerian jewish descent.
- Agim Kaba: American actor and film producer.
- Ashley Lelie: American football player and coach.
- Longineu Parsons: French-American drummer (Yellowcard).
- Erich Huckel: German physicist (Born 1895).
- Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France.
- Eric Heiden skates 5km in 7:02.29 (Olympic record).
- A total solar eclipse seen in North Africa and West Asia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Andy Gibb - Desire
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