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Big News Headlines in 1980

President Carter announces punitive measures and embargos against the USSR in retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Hurricane "Allen" claims 28 U.S. lives and over 200 in the Caribbean.

Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th U.S. president in a sweeping victory.

U.S. Representative Michael O. Myers is expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal.

Sports Champions of 1980

MLB - Philadelphia Phillies
NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers
NHL - New York Islanders

Grammy Award Winners in 1980

Record of the Year - "Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Album of the Year - "Christopher Cross" by Christopher Cross
Song of the Year - "Sailing" by Christopher Cross

Movie Award Winners in 1980

Best Picture - Ordinary People
Best Director - Robert Redford for “Ordinary People”
Best Actress - Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner's Daughter”
Best Actor - Robert DeNiro in “Raging Bull”

Top Grossing Movies of 1980

#1 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
#2 Superman II
#3 Nine to Five
#4 Stir Crazy
#5 Airplane!

#1 Hits of 1980 (USA Pop Charts)

Song Title Artist/Group
Call Me Blondie
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
Sailing Christopher Cross
Magic Olivia Newton-John
It's Still Rock 'n Roll to me Billy Joel
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Funkytown Lipps, Inc.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Another Brick in the Wall (pt. II) Pink Floyd
Coming Up (live at Glascow) Paul McCartney
Woman in Love Barbara Streisand
Lady Kenny Rogers
Upside Down Diana Ross
Do That To Me One More Time Captain and Tennille
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