Thursday 17 January 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zooey Deschanel and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chespirito.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight or Rescue at Rigel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 17 January 1980 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Zooey Deschanel: American actress, singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Dancer.
- Diogo Morgado: TV Actor.
- Kimberly Spicer: American model.
- Gareth McLearnon: Northern Irish flautist.
- Modestas Stonys: Lithuanian footballer.
- Barbara Britton: Actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59.
- NASA launches Fltsatcom-3.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Little River Band - Cool Change
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?