Sunday October 26, 1980
US date format: 10/26/1980, UK date format: 26/10/1980
Is this your lucky day? Bet on the figures of this date here
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 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 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.
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 King & Balloon or Berzerk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 26, 1980?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- See more
- 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
- Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano: Premier of Portugal, dies at 74.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 1980?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial
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
Sport Games on October 26, 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
- Los Angeles Rams - Atlanta Falcons : 10 - 13
Make this date unforgettable
Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?