Sunday October 19, 1980
US date format: 10/19/1980, UK date format: 19/10/1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 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 Benjamin Salisbury and José Bautista.
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 Zeus World or Rally-X.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1980?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 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
Sport Games on October 19, 1980
- Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 41 - 14
- Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 17
- Dallas Cowboys - Philadelphia Eagles : 10 - 17
- Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 7 - 24
- Green Bay Packers - Cleveland Browns : 21 - 26
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 19, 1980?
On October 19, 1980 several famous people were born including, Benjamin Salisbury, José Bautista, Alessandro de Simone
What was the number one song in October 19, 1980?
The number one song in the week of October 19, 1980 was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK
What were the top hits on October 19, 1980?
The top hits on October 19, 1980 were Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Upside Down by Diana Ross in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK