Wednesday August 20, 1980
US date format: 8/20/1980, UK date format: 20/8/1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Samuel Dumoulin and Chesa Boudin.
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 The Prisoner or Navarone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1980?
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- Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
- Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season
- Reinhold Messner of Italy is first to make solo ascent of Mount Everest.
- New York Yankees' Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, second straight day.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 20If August 20, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 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?