- Peter Gabriel releases third solo albun, again entitled Peter Gabriel.
- Computer game Pac-Man appears for the first time. 
- BBC Radio One: John Peel show - first broadcast of second session by Echo & the Bunnymen, the first of two in 1980. Tracks: The Pictures On My Wall / All That Jazz / Over The Wall.
Top of the Pops
- (25) Lipps Inc – Funky Town (over charts)
- (48) The Lambrettas – D-A-A-Ance
- (3) Michael Jackson – She’s Out Of My Life (Video)
- (32) U.K. Subs – Teenage
- (27) Jona Lewie – You’Ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
- (52) Karel Fialka – The Eyes Have It
- (18) The Specials – Rat Race (Video)
- (45) Cockney Rejects – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
- (10) Gary Numan – We Are Glass (video)
- (35) Junior Murvin – Police And Thieves
- (17) Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again
- (6) Mash – Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (Danced To By Legs & Co)
- (26) Matchbox – Midnite Dynamos (Rpt.)
- (1) Johnny Logan – What’S Another Year? (Rpt.)
- (23) Jermaine Jackson – Let’S Get Serious (And Credits)
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