Anni-Frid Lyngstad, better known by her nickname Frida was born. Frida is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of ABBA.
American new wave band Blondie went to #1 in the UK for two weeks with "The Tide Is High". The song was originally recorded by the Jamaican group The Paragons (1966).
Duran Duran started a four-week run at number 1 in Italy with "Notorious", the lead single from their fourth studio album of the same name.
Modern Talking started a seven-week run at #1 on the singles chart in Spain with "Geronimo's Cadillac", the lead single from their fourth studio album, "In The Middle Of Nowhere".