Tuesday October 21, 1980
US date format: 10/21/1980, UK date format: 21/10/1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 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 Kim Kardashian and Brian Pittman.
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.
Humkadam, directed by Anil Ganguly, 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 Rosa... de lejos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Network or Voodoo Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 21, 1980?
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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- Banjo Dancing opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
- 1st and only time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
- Michael Gorbatsjov elected member of Politburo
- Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
- Hans Asperger: Austrian pediatrician and academic (d....
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 21, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Donna Summer - The Wanderer
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Zapp - More Bounch To The Ounce
- Queen With Wyclef Jean Featuring Pras And Free - Another One Bites The Dust
- The Jacksons - Lovely One
- 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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