So I was born on July 02, 1980! Per our bloggin' challenge over at scrapbook.com, I am listing some fun facts from the year I was born. I know there is a lot, but I wanted to include anything I might like to put on a future LO!
President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Billboard Top 10:
1. Call Me – Blondie
2. Fame – Irene Cara
3. Working My Way Back To You – Spinners
4. Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
5. Little Jeannie – Elton John
6. Upside Down – Diana Ross
7. He’s So Shy – Pointer Sisters
8. Please Don’t Go – KC & The Sunshine Band
9. Do That To Me One More Time – Captain & Tennille
10. Take You Time (Do It Right) Part 1 – The S.O.S. Band
Grammy Awards (held 2/27/1980):
Record Of The Year: “What a Fool Believes” The Doobie Brothers
Album of the Year: 52nd Street – Billy Joel
Song Of The Year: “What a Fool Beliefs” The Doobie Brothers
Best New Artist: Rickie Lee Jones
Best Recording For Children: Jim Henson and Paul Williams The Muppets
Best Comedy Recording: Robin Williams, Reality… What a Concept
Best Female Country Vocal: “Blue Kentucky Girl” Emmylou Harris
Best Male Country Vocal: “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers
Best Duo/Band Country Vocal: “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” The Charlie Daniels Band
Best Country Song: “You Decorated My Life” Kenny Rogers
Best Disco Song: “I Will Survie” Gloria Gaynor
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” Dionne Warwick (I love her!)
Best Male Rock Vocal: “Gotta Serve Somebody” Bob Dylan
Best Band/Duo Rock Vocal: “Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles
Top Grossing Movies:
Nine To Five
Any Which Way You Can
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Dressed To Kill
Favorite TV Shows:
The Dukes of Hazzard
One Day At A Time
Archie Bunker’s Place
Eight is Enough
Little House on the Prairie
Trapper John, M.D.
• Nigel Short(14)is the youngest chess player awarded degree of International Master.
• Pittsburgh Steelers become the first NFL franchise to win 4 Super Bowls.
• Riot at the New Mexico State Penitentiary.
• US Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union in the semifinals.
• Voyager 1 confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.
• Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
• The first rock music festival kicks off in the Soviet Uniton.
• United States boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow.
• The Georgia Guidestones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
• New York City’s Transport Works Union Local goes on strike.
• U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Iran.
• Spain and the UK reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain.
• Iron Maiden’s debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released.
• Race riots occur for three days after a court in Miama acquits 4 white officers of killing Arthur McDuffie.
• Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington.
• Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada.
• Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released.
• Pac Man (best selling arcade game of all time) is released.
• In South Korea, military government forces and pro-democracy protestors clash; 2,000 protestors die.
• CNN is officially launched.
• A series of deadly tornadoes strike Grand Island, Nebraska.
• Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 19 & 20 year old males to register for a peacetime military draft.
• AC/DC releases Back in Black. (I love this album!)
• In Australia baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock, reportedly taken by a dingo.
• Ordinary People a movie directed by Robert Redfort premieres.
• Iran-Iraq war is initiated.
• Six IRA prisoners refuse food and demand status as political prisoners.
• A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV occurs.
• Millions of viewers tune into Dallas to learn “Who Shot J.R?”
• John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.
• United States experiences a 1980’s heat wave.
• Victoria Australia decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.
• Teen Line is founded in Los Angeles, California.
• Reagan wins the presidential election by a landslide against Jimmy Carter and John B. Anderson.