Monday 27 October 1980
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tanel Padar and Sayuri Osuga.
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 King & Balloon or The Prisoner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 October 1980 ?
- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Tanel Padar: Estonian singer.
- Sayuri Osuga: Japanese speed skater and cyclist.
- Taksaorn Paksukcharern: Thai model and actress.
- Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
- Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph.
- El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
- Costa Rica recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- The Polish government recognizes Solidarity.
- Reza Pahlavi, eldest son of the shah of Iran, proclaims himself the rightful successor to the Peacock Throne.
- November ndash Duration of the CESDAP plan extended indefinitely.
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
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Donna Summer - The Wanderer
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
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