Sunday 20 July 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Kennerty and Gisele Bündchen.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or King & Balloon.
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Which were the important events of 20 July 1980 ?
- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Mike Kennerty: American guitarist (The All-American Rejects).
- Gisele Bündchen: Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer.
- Gisele Bundchen: Brazilian model.
- Tesfaye Bramble: English-Montserratian footballer.
- 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
- Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
- Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
- The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
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