Thursday 31 July 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rina Aiuchi and Mikko Hirvonen.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Father Sergius, directed by Yakov Protazanov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or The Prisoner.
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Which were the important events of 31 July 1980 ?
- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Rina Aiuchi: Japanese singer.
- Mikko Hirvonen: Finnish race car driver.
- Mils Muliaina: New Zealand rugby union player.
- John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges
- Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Magic
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
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