Friday December 26, 1980
US date format: 12/26/1980, UK date format: 26/12/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 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 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.
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 Sengoku Ninja Tai or Armor Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1980?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Tony Smith: American sculptor and educator (d....
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 26, 1980?
On December 26, 1980 several famous people were born including, Serena Phillips in Corvallis, Todd Dunivant, Tomoko Tabata.
Which famous people died on December 26, 1980?
Famous people died on December 26, 1980 include, Tony Smith.
What was the number one song in December 26, 1980?
The number one song in the week of December 26, 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 26, 1980?
The top hits on December 26, 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.