Sunday 24 August 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Grégory Villemin and Rachel Carpani.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fishing Derby or Navarone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Grégory Villemin
- Rachel Carpani
- Sonja Bennett: Canadian actress.
- Jackie Tohn
- Gregory Villemin: French homicide victim; died mysteriously 10/16/1984 at age four.
- Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
- Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland Premier Babiuch
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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