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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1980?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • 02 Aug 1980 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 03 Aug 1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 04 Aug 1980 John andYoko begin recording Double Fantasy
  • 05 Aug 1980 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
  • 07 Aug 1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • 08 Aug 1980 LBV Conference Center and Club Lake Villas open
  • 09 Aug 1980 Belgian constitution revised
  • 10 Aug 1980 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
  • 11 Aug 1980 Angola revises its constitution
  • 13 Aug 1980 Suriname President Johan Ferrier ousted
  • 14 Aug 1980 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
  • 16 Aug 1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
  • 17 Aug 1980 Blackstone closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 19 Aug 1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • 20 Aug 1980 Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
  • 21 Aug 1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in Pirates of Penzance on Broadway
  • 22 Aug 1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • 24 Aug 1980 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • 25 Aug 1980 42nd Street opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
  • 26 Aug 1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • 27 Aug 1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
  • 31 Aug 1980 Oklahoma! closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Magicyoutube
  2. - Sailingyoutube
  3. - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
  4. - Upside Downyoutube
  5. - Little Jeannie

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Xanadu
  2. - The Winner Takes It All
  3. - Use It Up And Wear It Out
  4. - Upside Downyoutube
  5. - Jump To The Beat

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

Release year: 1980

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Country: United States of America

Resurrection

Resurrection

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Country: United States of America

The Constant Factor

The Constant Factor

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1980?
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Murder In The White House by Margaret Truman

Murder In The White House

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A political thriller can't be written better than by the daughter of a president. Murder in the White House is Margaret Truman's debut book in the Capital Crimes Series.

China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men

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The story is based on memory, myth, and fact. It chronicles three generations of Chinese Americans living in America. This is a tale about how they survived in a new and strange world.

Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear

Heartsounds

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This is the national bestseller and unwavering testimony of a wife's love to her husband, as he begins the fight of his lifetime.

Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote

Music For Chameleons

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Truman Capote's gems of reporting capture true stories and real people with the same stylistic brilliance we expect from great fiction.

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How to Become Financially Independent By Investing in Real Estate, covers all the most recent tax laws and shows you how you can make greater profits than ever before.