Monday 18 August 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Emir Spahić and Esteban Cambiasso.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing B-1 Nuclear Bomber or Dodge 'Em.
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- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Emir Spahić
- Esteban Cambiasso: Argentinian footballer.
- Kieran Bew
- Rob Nguyen: Australian race car driver.
- Athina Papayianni: Greek race walker.
- Bart Scott: American football player.
- Jeremy Shockey: American football player.
- Kieron Davies: Welsh-born German rugby player.
- Preeti Jhangiani: Indian actress.
- Norman Cazden: Composer, dies at 65.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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