Sunday 12 October 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ledley King .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen.
In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits.
Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ekkusu bonbâ.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight or Wizard of Wor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1980 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
- Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
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Sport Games on 12 October 1980
- Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 17 - 12
- Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 7 - 13
- Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 16
- Cleveland Browns - Seattle Seahawks : 27 - 3
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