Wednesday May 21, 1980
US date format: 5/21/1980, UK date format: 21/5/1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Gotye and Benoît Peschier.
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 Star Castle or B-1 Nuclear Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 21, 1980?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
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- Empire Strikes Back premieres
- Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US Service Academy
- Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt, Germany.
- Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back premieres in movie theaters.
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- Ida Kaminska: actress (Shop on Main Street), dies.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 21, 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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