Friday 26 December 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Serena Phillips in Corvallis and Todd Dunivant.
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.
Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sorekara no Musashi.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectar or Eamon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1980 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Serena Phillips in Corvallis: Oregon; figure skater (1997 Pruetten Champion).
- Todd Dunivant: American soccer player.
- Tomoko Tabata: Japanese actress.
- Tony Smith: American sculptor and educator (d. 1980).
- Richard Chase, the "Vampire of Sacramento," kills himself by overdose on San Quentin prison death row (born 1950).
- Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
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
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