Friday 31 October 1980, Halloween
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Samaire Armstrong and Eddie Kaye Thomas.
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 Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote 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 Terrorist or Carnival.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Samaire Armstrong: Japanese-American model actress and fashion designer.
- Eddie Kaye Thomas: American actor.
- Alondra de la Parra Mexican founder and artistic director of the New York: based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
- Eddie Thomas: Movie Actor.
- Alondra de la Parra: Mexican-American pianist and conductor.
- Marcel Meeuwis: Dutch footballer.
- Jan Werich: czech actor, playwright and writer (Born 1905).
- Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
- Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 metres).
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
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- Donna Summer - The Wanderer
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
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