Saturday 17 May 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Robert and Davor Džalto.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Back Bay by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Phoenix or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 May 1980
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1980 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Stéphane Robert
- Davor Dzalto: Serbian/Croatian art historian.
- Davor Džalto: Bosnian historian and philosopher.
- Fredrik Kessiakoff: Swedish cyclist.
- Dallas Taylor: American singer-songwriter (Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster).
- Kumar Anandan balanced on one foot for 33 hours
- Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured
- Paul and Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live
- 106th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2.
- A Miami, Florida court acquits four white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking three days of race riots - 16 killed, 300 injured.
- General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
- On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Kenny Rogers - Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- The Whispers - Lady
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Got To Be Enough - ConFunkShun
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
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?