Monday December 22, 1980
US date format: 12/22/1980, UK date format: 22/12/1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Budapest (Hungary) and Chris Carmack.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chain Reaction.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Targ or Red Baron.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 22, 1980?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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- US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior).
- Dick Kallman: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Borned to...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 22, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Heart - Tell It Like It Is
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Teddy Pendergrass - Love T.K.O.
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Cameo - Keep It Hot
- Aretha Franklin - United Together
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- The Reddings - Remote Control
- Larry Graham - When We Get Married
- Parliament - Agony Of Defeet
Sport Games on December 22, 1980
- Pittsburgh Steelers - San Diego Chargers : 17 - 26
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