Friday 19 December 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Iman Ali and Jake Gyllenhaal.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Velo misto.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission Asteroid or Golf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1980 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Iman Ali: Pakistani model and actress.
- Jake Gyllenhaal: American actor featured in "October Sky" and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best actor in "Donnie Darko", and for a "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award for "Brokeback Mountain" in 2006.
- Marla Sokoloff: American actress.
- Chris Haslam: Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle).
- Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
- Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from Saint Kitts.
- Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater.
- Iran requests US$24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
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