Wednesday December 31, 1980, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1980, UK date format: 31/12/1980
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Richie McCaw and Fumie Suguri.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Red Baron or Astro Invader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1980?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Senegal President Leopold Senghor resigns.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Michael Jackson - Rock With You
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Top #9 songs in the UK
- St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Abba - Super Trouper
- The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
- Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Madness - Embarrassment
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