Sunday 26 October 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cristian Chivu and Claire Cooper.
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.
Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Firestarter by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Le temps d'une paix.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Duel or Akalabeth: World of Doom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Cristian Chivu: Romanian footballer.
- Claire Cooper: English actress.
- Koichi Watanabe: Japanese kick-boxer.
- Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano: Premier of Portugal, dies at 74.
- 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
- St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1980 ?
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
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Sport Games on 26 October 1980
- Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles : 14 - 17
- Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 3 - 23
- Denver Broncos - New York Giants : 14 - 9
- Detroit Lions - Kansas City Chiefs : 17 - 20
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