Wednesday October 01, 1980

US date format: 10/1/1980, UK date format: 1/10/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 1, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Layla Jade and Sarah Drew. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Dostana, directed by Raj Khosla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lords of Karma or Midway Campaign.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days.
  • Associated Newspapers announces that ''The Evening News'' will close and merge with the ''Evening Standard''.
  • October 1 ndash The main-belt asteroid 2404 Antarctica was discovered by Antonin Mrkos at Klet', South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic.

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Movies

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Dostana

Dostana

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Times Square

Times Square

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

Foolin' Around

Foolin' Around

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

Forgive Our Foolish Ways

Ashita no Jô 2

Ashita no Jô 2

Bizarre

Bizarre

The Amazing Adventures of Morph

The Amazing Adventures of Morph

Days to next October 01

If October 01, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sky'S The Limit by Wayne Dyer

The Sky'S The Limit

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Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness

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The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had

Random Winds by Belva Plain

Random Winds

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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a great New York City hospital, this is a powerful epic

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC 20

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Microcomputer Games Inc

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, TRS-80

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 01, 1980?

On October 01, 1980 several famous people were born including, Layla Jade, Sarah Drew, Kristian Harloff.

What was the number one song in October 01, 1980?

The number one song in the week of October 01, 1980 was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie in UK.

What were the top hits on October 01, 1980?

The top hits on October 01, 1980 were Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, All Out Of Love by Air Supply, Upside Down by Diana Ross in US and Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie, One Day I'll Fly Away by Randy Crawford, Start by The Jam in UK.


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