Wednesday 8 October 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andria Gayle Mullins and Mike Mizanin.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen.
In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits.
Oh, God! Book II, directed by Gilbert Cates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ekkusu bonbâ.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Windfall.
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1980 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Andria Gayle Mullins: Miss Texas Teen USA (Teen with Style-1997).
- Mike Mizanin: American wrestler.
- Nick Cannon: American actor and rapper.
- The Miz: American wrestler and actor.
- Rajesh Sharma: Canadian Born Indian Politician.
- Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
- British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
- USSR and Syria sign peace treaty
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
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