Thursday February 21, 1980
US date format: 2/21/1980, UK date format: 21/2/1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 Tiziano Ferro and Elize du Toit.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.
In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Coal Miner's Daughter, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emilia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Wizard of Wor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 21, 1980?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
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- Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 metre in 1:55.44.
- Hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom).
- Alfred Andersch: German-Swiss author and publisher (d....
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 21, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
- The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
- Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody
- Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya
- Twennynine Featuring Lenny White - Peanut Butter
- Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
- Tavares - Bad Times
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 21If February 21, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?