Monday June 23, 1980
US date format: 6/23/1980, UK date format: 23/6/1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 23, 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 Melissa Rauch and Francesca Schiavone.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney.
My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Rogue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 23, 1980?
- J??i (L?go) - Latvia
- Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
- The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- National holiday - Luxembourg
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- David Letterman Show, debuts on NBC-TV daytime
- 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
- West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
- September 6 ampndash The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 23, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Don McLean - Crying
- MASH - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
- Lipps Inc - Funky Town
- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
Top #9 R&B songs
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?