Tuesday 17 June 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Venus Williams and Sila Gencoglu.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc..
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
Temptation Island, directed by Joey Gosiengfiao, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warlords or Stratovox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 June 1980
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1980 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Venus Williams: American athlete who blazed her way up the ranks of Women's Tennis in 1998 at the age of 18.
- Sila Gencoglu
- Marion Barry: American politician and businessman, the only son of former Washington D.C.
- Kimeru : Japanese singer and actor.
- Andee Pickens: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics).
- Elisa Rigaudo: Italian race walker.
- Jeph Jacques: American author and illustrator.
- Brittney McConn: Largo, Florida -- Figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr Champ).
- Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1980 ?
Top #11 songs in the USA
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Gary Numan - Cars
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- The Invisible Man's Band - All Night Thing
- Chaka Khan - Clouds
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?