Saturday May 24, 1980
US date format: 5/24/1980, UK date format: 24/5/1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 Cecilia Cheung and Kareen Antonn.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits.
The Mountain Men, directed by Richard Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Whip Hand by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cheeky Mouse or Dragster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1980?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
- Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2.
- The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- The Whispers - Lady
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- ConFunkShun - Got To Be Enough
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 24If May 24, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 24, 1980?
On May 24, 1980 several famous people were born including, Cecilia Cheung, Kareen Antonn, Owen Benjamin.
What was the number one song in May 24, 1980?
The number one song in the week of May 24, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan in UK.
What were the top hits on May 24, 1980?
The top hits on May 24, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., Lost In Love by Air Supply in US and What's Another Year by Johnny Logan, Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners, No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate in UK.