Thursday 21 August 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jon Lajoie and Amelle Chahbi.
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.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway Campaign or Windfall.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 21 August 1980 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Jon Lajoie
- Amelle Chahbi
- Burney Lamar: American race car driver.
- Paul Menard: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver.
- Jasmin Wöhr: German tennis player.
- Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
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
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?