Friday October 17, 1980
US date format: 10/17/1980, UK date format: 17/10/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 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 Yekaterina Gamova and Conor Timmis.
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.
The Idolmaker, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big City Comedy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Mystery House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1980?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Queensland (2-52 & 1-39)
- As part of the Holy See : United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1980?
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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
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)
- Queen With Wyclef Jean Featuring Pras And Free - Another One Bites The Dust
- Zapp - More Bounch To The Ounce
- Michael Henderson - Wide Receiver (Part I)
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
- LTD - Where Did We Go Wrong
- Stacy Lattisaw - Let Me Be Your Angel
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let Me Talk
- The Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
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