Saturday July 26, 1980
US date format: 7/26/1980, UK date format: 26/7/1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Dave Baksh and Robert Gallery.
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.
Contraband, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or Akalabeth: World of Doom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 26, 1980?
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 26, 1980?
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Top #11 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 (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Bette Midler - The Rose
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 R&B songs
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- The Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Stacy Lattisaw - Dynamite
- Rockie Robbins - You And Me
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Days to next July 26If July 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 1 month, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 1 day.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?