Friday May 16, 1980
US date format: 5/16/1980, UK date format: 16/5/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Nuria Llagostera Vives and Michael Ryan.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Golf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 16, 1980?
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- Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
- Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes
- Paul McCartney releases McCartney II album
- 34th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 16, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- The Whispers - Lady
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- ConFunkShun - Got To Be Enough
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 16If May 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 15 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 16, 1980?
On May 16, 1980 several famous people were born including, Nuria Llagostera Vives, Mikel Alonso, Michael Ryan.
What was the number one song in May 16, 1980?
The number one song in the week of May 16, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.
What were the top hits on May 16, 1980?
The top hits on May 16, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.