Thursday 24 July 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gauge and Wilfred Bungei.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Man, Woman And Child by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nobody's Perfect.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 July 1980 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Gauge: American pornographic actress.
- Wilfred Bungei: Kenyan runner.
- Nicolas Aissat: French middle-distance runner who specialised in the 800 metres.
- Mathieu Allaria: French homicide victim, age 15 when his mom, a local policewoman, shot him to death as he slept on 1/26/1996.
- Joel Stroetzel: American guitarist (Killswitch Engage and Aftershock).
- Peter Sellers: British-American actor, a comedy and bizarre character star best known for the "Pink Panther" series, along with "The Mouse that Roared.
- The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
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