Sunday 20 January 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Olivier and Matt Tuck.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.
In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Voyage of Charles Darwin.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or The Prisoner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Find out your future
Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 20 January 1980!
Which were the important events of 20 January 1980 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Brigitte Olivier: Belgian judoka.
- Matt Tuck: Welsh musician (Bullet For My Valentine).
- Kevin Cunningham: American suicide, found hanging by his belt on the back porch of his home on 7/20/1997.
- Matthew Tuck: Metal Singer.
- Philippe Cousteau: Jr.
- Philippe Gagnon: Canadian swimmer
- Kim Jeong-hoon: South Korean singer and actor (UN)
- Petra Rampre: Slovenian tennis player
- President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
- Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.
- Cuba recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.
- The MS Athina B is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary tourist attraction.
- At least 200 people were killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapsed at Sincelejo, Colombia.
Where were your ancestors 100 years before 20 January 1980
Discover their stories. Preserve your legacy.
Our team of professional genealogists provide full-service genealogical research for clients worldwide, helping them discover their roots and personal history through records, narratives, and DNA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Little River Band - Cool Change
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
Make this date unforgettable
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?