Sunday August 17, 1980
US date format: 8/17/1980, UK date format: 17/8/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Lene Marlin and Daniel Güiza.
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 Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival or Cytron Masters.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1980?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
- Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
- George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
- Azaria Chamberlain disappears, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 1980?
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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 #5 songs in the UK
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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 17If August 17, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 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 August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 17, 1980?
On August 17, 1980 several famous people were born including, Lene Marlin, Daniel Güiza, Brett Myers.
What was the number one song in August 17, 1980?
The number one song in the week of August 17, 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 17, 1980?
The top hits on August 17, 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.