Wednesday 12 November 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ryan Gosling and Benoît Pedretti.
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 Berzerk or Targ.
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Which were the important events of 12 November 1980 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Ryan Gosling: Canadian actor, director, writer and musician.
- Benoît Pedretti: French association football midfielder playing for AC Ajaccio.
- Jessica Robertson: Reality Star.
- Trent Acid: American professional wrestler (Born1980).
- Shaun Cooper: American bass player (Taking Back Sunday Straylight Run and Destry).
- New York City Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
- US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
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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