Monday 10 November 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Donte Stallworth and Corey Gamble.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Le temps d'une paix.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rally-X or Star Warrior.
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- Also see November 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States Marine Corps Birthday
- Russia - Day of Militsiya (analogue of police in Russia)
- Ancient Latvia - Martini
- R.C. Saints - Pope Leo I the Great
- Turkey - Day of Remembrance of Ataturk
- Donte Stallworth: American football player.
- Corey Gamble: .
- Danilo Belić: Serbian footballer.
- Troy Bell: American basketball player.
- Calvin Chen: Taiwanese singer, (Fei Lun Hai/Fahrenheit).
- Agustín De La Canal: Argentinian footballer
- Jeroen Ketting: Dutch footballer
- Yevhen Lutsenko: Ukrainian footballer
- Matt Mullins: American actor director producer and martial artist
- Donté Stallworth: American football player
- Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
- Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
- November 12 ampndash Voyager program: The NASA space probe ''Voyager I'' makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles of the planet's cloud-tops and sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.
- The Gang of Four trial begins in China.
- A Texaco oil rig breaks through to a mine under Lake Peigneur.
- A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip kills 85 people.
- A then-record number of viewers (for an entertainment program) tune into the U.S. TV soap opera ''Dallas'' to learn who shot lead character J.R. Ewing. The ampquotWho shot J.R.?ampquot event is an international obsession.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Donna Summer - The Wanderer
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
- Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
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