Friday 24 October 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Monica Arnold and Casey Wilson.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand.
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 The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett 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 B-1 Nuclear Bomber or Carnival.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Monica Arnold: American musician.
- Casey Wilson: American actress, comedienne, and screenwriter who starred in the ABC TV comedy series Happy Endings (2011-2013) and in the Sundance film Ass Backwards (2013).
- Zac Posen: American fashion designer.
- Monica : American singer and actress.
- Matthew Amoah: Ghanaian footballer.
- Aiko Itō: Japanese actress
- John Kobs: American businessman founded Apartment List
- Kerrin McEvoy: Australian jockey
- Christian Vander: German footballer
- Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov: Russia -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30.
- Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
- John Lennon releases (Just Like) Starting Over in the UK
- Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity.
- Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Donna Summer - The Wanderer
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
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