Sunday May 18, 1980
US date format: 5/18/1980, UK date format: 18/5/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 18, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Michaël Llodra and Matt Long.
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 The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Skiing or Astro Invader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 18, 1980?
- China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket
- Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
- Mount Saint Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing US$3 billion in damage. 396 metres of the top of the mountain explodes in a gigantic dust cloud.
- At Mount Saint Helens, Washington, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurs, preceeding an eruption by seconds.
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- Victims of Mount St Helens eruption: \ \ Harry Randall Truman (Born...
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 18, 1980?
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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 #5 songs in the UK
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
- ConFunkShun - Got To Be Enough
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 18If May 18, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?