Monday 21 July 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sandra Laoura and Lee Camp (comedian).
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 Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eamon or Horse Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Zoticus
- St. Victor of Marseilles
- St. Barhadbesciabus
- St. Arbogastus
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
- Singapore: Racial Harmony Day
- Guam: Liberation Day (1944)
- Bolivia: Martyrs' Day
- Belgium: National holiday (1831 - inauguration of LTopold I, first king of the Belgians)
- Sandra Laoura: French skier.
- Lee Camp (comedian)
- Sprague Grayden: American actress.
- CC Sabathia: American baseball player.
- Really Doe: American rapper.
- Justin Griffith: American football player.
- Chris Leben: American mixed martial artist.
- Tailor James: Canadian model.
- Laurent Gaudin: French male with AIDS contracted from a contaminated blood transfusion February 1985.
- Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hours 18 minutes.
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
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
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