Friday 21 November 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Danielle Hartsell and Leonardo Gonzalez.
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 Navarone or Time Traveler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Hello Day
- Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
- R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
- World Television Day
- Danielle Hartsell: Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Pairs skater (with Steve Hartsell).
- Leonardo Gonzalez: Costa Rican footballer.
- Hank Blalock: American baseball player.
- Alec Brownstein: American author and director.
- Leonardo González: Costa Rican footballer.
- Elaine Yiu: Hong Kong actress
- Sara Garcia: Mexican actress (Born 1895).
- Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
- It is revealed Kristen shot J.R. Ewing on Dallas
- John andYoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
- MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
- Gene Michaels replaces Dick Howser as New York Yankees' 25th manager.
- A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada kills 85 people. The cause is determined to be faulty electrical system on the first floor.
- Lake Peigneur drains into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole. The resulting whirlpool sucked the drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of feet down to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit.
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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