Friday June 20, 1980
US date format: 6/20/1980, UK date format: 20/6/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Valentine Féau and Tika Sumpter.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc..
In UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
Temptation Island, directed by Joey Gosiengfiao, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mystery House or Dodge 'Em.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 20, 1980?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
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- California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
- Roberto Duran starts his classic boxing trilogy with Sugar Ray Leonard by defeating him in Canada by a decision in 15 rounds, to gain the WBC world Welterweight championship.
- Augusta AVA becomes the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area.
- Gustaf Allan Pettersson: Composer, dies at 68.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 20, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Gary Numan - Cars
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Don McLean - Crying
- MASH - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
- Lipps Inc - Funky Town
- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
Top #9 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- The Invisible Man's Band - All Night Thing
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on June 20, 1980?
On June 20, 1980 several famous people were born including, Valentine Féau, Tika Sumpter, Kim Engelbrecht.
Which famous people died on June 20, 1980?
Famous people died on June 20, 1980 include, Gustaf Allan Pettersson.
What was the number one song in June 20, 1980?
The number one song in the week of June 20, 1980 was Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. in US and Crying by Don McLean in UK.
What were the top hits on June 20, 1980?
The top hits on June 20, 1980 were Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Biggest Part Of Me by Ambrosia in US and Crying by Don McLean, Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless) by MASH in UK.