Sunday February 17, 1980
US date format: 2/17/1980, UK date format: 17/2/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Jason Ritter and Al Harrington.
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.
The Ninth Configuration, directed by William Peter Blatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emilia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Firebird or Armor Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 17, 1980?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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- Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 mph / 285.8 km/h)
- Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
- Graham Sutherland: Painter.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya
- The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
- Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody
- Twennynine Featuring Lenny White - Peanut Butter
- Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
- Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
- The O'Jays - Forever Mine
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 17If February 17, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 7 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 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?