Friday 29 August 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Levy (actor) and David Desrosiers.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross.
In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mysterious World.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Heli Fire.
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- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- William Levy (actor)
- David Desrosiers: Canadian musician (Simple Plan).
- Nicholas Tse: Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor.
- Perdita Felicien
- David West: American basketball player.
- Hannah Cornett
- William Levy: TV Actor.
- Flex : DJ.
- Mohammad Sheikh: Kenyan cricketer.
- Chris Simms: American football player.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Christopher Cross - Sailing
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Irene Cara - Fame
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
- Kim Carnes - More Love
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