Wednesday 15 October 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Smoothini and Cosculluela .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen.
In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police 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 Fishing Derby or Space Zap.
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Which were the important events of 15 October 1980 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Smoothini : Magician.
- Cosculluela : Rapper.
- Tom Boonen: Belgian cyclist.
- Siiri Nordin: Finnish singer-songwriter (Killer).
- George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
- Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
- James Hoskins forces his way into WCPO's television studio in Cincinnati, holding nine employees hostage for several hours before releasing them and taking his own life.
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
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
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