Monday June 16, 1980
US date format: 6/16/1980, UK date format: 16/6/1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Sibel Kekilli and Justine Fraioli.
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.
Temptation Island, directed by Joey Gosiengfiao, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Navarone or Balloon Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 16, 1980?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Blues Brothers, premieres in Chicago
- Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 16, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Gary Numan - Cars
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
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 S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- 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 16If June 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 25 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?