Friday June 27, 1980
US date format: 6/27/1980, UK date format: 27/6/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 27, 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 François-Xavier Ménage and Hugo Campagnaro.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney.
My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Attack or Mystery House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 27, 1980?
- National HIV Testing Day in United States
- National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom 
- Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
- Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria
- 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
- Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
- US revives draft registration
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771 requiring 19- and 20-year-old males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
- Steve Peregrin Took: percussionist (T-Rex), dies at age 31.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 27, 1980?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Don McLean - Crying
- MASH - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
- Lipps Inc - Funky Town
- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
Top #9 R&B songs
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 the zodiac sign was Cancer.
Who was the US President on June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on June 27, 1980?
On June 27, 1980 several famous people were born including, François-Xavier Ménage, Kevin Pietersen, Hugo Campagnaro
Which famous people died on June 27, 1980?
Famous people died on June 27, 1980 include, Steve Peregrin Took
What was the number one song in June 27, 1980?
The number one song in the week of June 27, 1980 was Coming Up by Paul McCartney in US and Crying by Don McLean in UK
What were the top hits on June 27, 1980?
The top hits on June 27, 1980 were Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., The Rose by Bette Midler in US and Crying by Don McLean, Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless) by MASH in UK