Tuesday 18 November 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 November 1980 ?
- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Hamza al-Ghamdi: Saudi Arabian terrorist hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001).
- Luke Chadwick: English footballer.
- Minori Chihara: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- François Duval: Belgian race car driver.
- Dustin Kensrue: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thrice).
- Junichi Okada: Japanese singer and actor (V6)
- Francois Duval: Belgian rally driver
- Denny Hamlin: American race car driver
- Mathew Baynton: TV Actor
- Conn Smythe: Canadian ice hockey administrator and racing horse owner (Born 1895).
- Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
- Honduras and El Salvador signs peace (after soccer war 1969)
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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')
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Cliff Richard - Dreaming
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