Sunday 17 February 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shanyn MacEachern in Brampton and Jason Ritter.
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 The Establishment by Howard Fast 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 Polaris or Space Firebird.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1980 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Shanyn MacEachern in Brampton: Ontario, Canada; gymnast (Olympics-1996).
- Jason Ritter: American actor.
- Aya Endō: Japanese voice actress.
- Al Harrington: American basketball player.
- Klemi Saban: Israeli footballer.
- Graham Sutherland: Painter.
- Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 mph / 285.8 km/h)
- Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
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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