•    The Iran — Iraq War started.
•    President Jimmy Carter O.K’d a bailout of Chrysler Corporation
•    Mount St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted.
•    Ronald Regan would become the 40th President of the United States
•    The “Miracle on Ice” took place during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
•    CNN becomes the first 24hrs News Station

•    MOVIES: “9 To 5” “Empire Strikes Back” “Stir Crazy” & “Airplane”
•    T.V.:  “M*A*S*H”,“The Love Boat, ” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” 
•    Millions of viewers tune to the TV soap opera Dallas to learn who shot lead character J.R. Ewing.
•    Just about everybody displayed a Yellow Ribbon in support of the hostages in Iran.
•    Led Zeppelin announced they couldn’t go on after drummer John Bonham’s death.
•    Former Beatle John Lennon is shot and killed by  “fan”, Mark David Chapman outside his New York apartment.
•    The Rubiks Cube and Magna doodle were the popular kids toys. 
•    Some were reading The Official Preppy Handbook to stay in with the latest trends
•    John Lennon: Oct 9, 1940 Dec 8,1980
•    John Bonham: May 31, 1948 Sep 24, 1980
•    Steve McQueen: Mar 24,1930 Nov 7, 1980
•    Jimmy Durante: Feb10, 1893 Jan20, 1980
•    Alfred Hitchcock: Aug 13, 1899 April 29,1980

•    The song was the main theme song of the film American Gigolo.
•    Originally Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac was asked to help compose and perform this song for the soundtrack, but she declined.
•    This is the band’s second #1 song and their biggest selling single. 
•     It is ranked at #283 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
•    And lists at #44 on Billboard’s All Time Top 100.
•    Here’s Blondie with Call Me, Your #1 @ 1 from April of 1980.

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