Friday 17 October 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1980 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Yekaterina Gamova: Russian volleyball player.
- Mohammad Hafeez: Pakistani cricketer.
- Alessandro Piccolo: Italian race car driver.
- Sarah Lamb: American ballerina, the youngest principal to ever dance with the Boston Ballet Company which she joined at age 17.
- Angel Parker: TV Actress.
- 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Queensland (2-52 & 1-39)
- As part of the Holy See : United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
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