November 1980 calendar

November 1980

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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.

But much more happened on November 1980: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1980?


  • 03 Nov 1980 Ianford Wilsons 5th of July, premieres in New York City
  • 04 Nov 1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak
  • 08 Nov 1980 In Gorda Plate, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs. Most of the damage occurred east of Fields Landing, where two sections of an overpass on U.S. Highway 101 collapsed onto the railroad tracks below.
  • 09 Nov 1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • 10 Nov 1980 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • 11 Nov 1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37.
  • 12 Nov 1980 New York City Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • 13 Nov 1980 Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • 14 Nov 1980 Guinee-Bissau Premier Vieira fires President Luis Cabral
  • 15 Nov 1980 Pope John Paul II begins five-day visit to West Germany.
  • 16 Nov 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • 17 Nov 1980 John Lennon releases Double Fantasy album in the UK
  • 18 Nov 1980 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
  • 20 Nov 1980 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • 21 Nov 1980 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • 22 Nov 1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown, Louisiana, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused the ship to leak.
  • 23 Nov 1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 24 Nov 1980 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
  • 25 Nov 1980 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
  • 26 Nov 1980 Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
  • 27 Nov 1980 Soyuz T-3 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched.
  • 30 Nov 1980 Banjo Dancing closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • 03 Nov 1980 A Latin Carga Convair CV-880 crashes at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Venezuela, killing four.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Woman In Love
  2. - Ladyyoutube
  3. - Another One Bites The Dust
  4. - He's So Shy
  5. - The Wanderer

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Stand So Close To Me
  2. - The Tide Is Highyoutube
  3. - DISCO
  4. - Super Trouper
  5. - Woman In Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1980?

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness


William Manchester was 23 years old when his nightmares started. He woke up in nightmares and saw himself as a war-weary young man, "angrily demanding to find out what had happened."

Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great


The Pulitzer Prize Winner

The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike


The Spike

A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide To The Birds


Roger Tory Peterson was already a pioneer with his field guide, which he created during World War II DDT research. Rachel Carson, his friend and fellow naturalist, built on these efforts to eventually write Silent Spring. This landmark text, along …

Manchu by Robert Elegant



The novel takes the reader back in time to the savagery, the passion, the opulence, and the great adventure of the final days of a dying monarchy.