Tuesday 11 November 1980, Veteran's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jaeson Ma and Pinkan Mambo.
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.
Heaven's Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, 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 Dogfight or Red Baron.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1980 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Jaeson Ma: American rapper actor and minister.
- Pinkan Mambo: Indonesian singer and actress (Ratu).
- Willie Parker: American football player and coach.
- Edmoore Takaendesa: Zimbabwean-born German rugby player.
- Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37.
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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