Tuesday May 20, 1980
US date format: 5/20/1980, UK date format: 20/5/1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Benoît Dorémus and Juliana Pasha.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
The Mountain Men, directed by Richard Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Whip Hand by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zeus World or Balloon Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 20, 1980?
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- Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
- 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls, New York) are evacuated.
- Fire in nursing home in Kingston, Jamaica, kills 157.
- In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 20, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- The Whispers - Lady
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- ConFunkShun - Got To Be Enough
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 20, 1980?
On May 20, 1980 several famous people were born including, Benoît Dorémus, Juliana Pasha, Cauã Reymond.
What was the number one song in May 20, 1980?
The number one song in the week of May 20, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.
What were the top hits on May 20, 1980?
The top hits on May 20, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.