Thursday December 25, 1980, Christmas
US date format: 12/25/1980, UK date format: 25/12/1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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 Ali Soumaré and Kahi (singer).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.
In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits.
Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chain Reaction.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Warlords.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 25, 1980?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 25, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Heart - Tell It Like It Is
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Teddy Pendergrass - Love T.K.O.
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Cameo - Keep It Hot
- Aretha Franklin - United Together
- The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel
- Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
- The Reddings - Remote Control
- Larry Graham - When We Get Married
- Parliament - Agony Of Defeet
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 25If December 25, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 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 December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 25, 1980?
On December 25, 1980 several famous people were born including, Ali Soumaré, Kahi (singer), Joanna Angel.
Which famous people died on December 25, 1980?
Famous people died on December 25, 1980 include, Louis Neefs, Fred Emney.
What was the number one song in December 25, 1980?
The number one song in the week of December 25, 1980 was (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon in US and There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir in UK.
What were the top hits on December 25, 1980?
The top hits on December 25, 1980 were (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon, More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer, Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond in US and There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir, Super Trouper by Abba in UK.