Saturday 23 February 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Maus and Yvonne Tousek in Kitchener.
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.
Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Yes Minister.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight or Space Firebird.
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- John Maus
- Yvonne Tousek in Kitchener: Ontario, Canada; gymnastic (Olympics-1996).
- Mathieu Berson: French footballer who until 2013 played for Championnat National club Vannes as a midfielder.
- Amazon Eve: American model and actress.
- Robert Vandekerckhove: Belgian politician, dies at age 62.
- 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
- Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill.
- Eric Heiden wins all five speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics.
- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Teri DeSario - Yes, I'm Ready
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Fleetwood Mac - Sara
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