Tuesday August 19, 1980
US date format: 8/19/1980, UK date format: 19/8/1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Houcine (singer) and Houcine Camara.
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.
The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Horse Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 19, 1980?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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- George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
- Saudi Arabian Lockheed Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die.
- Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19, 1980?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- Kurtis Blow - The Breaks (Part 1)
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- Teddy Pendergrass - Can't We Try
- Ashford & Simpson - Love Don't Make It Right
- Commodores - Old Fashion Love
- Chic - Rebels Are We
- The O'Jays - Girl,don't Let It Get You Down
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