Friday October 24, 1980
US date format: 10/24/1980, UK date format: 24/10/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 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 Monica (entertainer) and Zac Posen.
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 Zeus World or Carnival.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 24, 1980?
- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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- Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
- John Lennon releases (Just Like) Starting Over in the UK
- Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity.
- Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
- Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov: Russia -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 24, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?