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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1980?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days.
  • 02 Oct 1980 Larry Holmes retains WBC heavweight title defeating Muhammad Ali.
  • 03 Oct 1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • 05 Oct 1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
  • 06 Oct 1980 Guyana adopts constitution
  • 07 Oct 1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
  • 08 Oct 1980 Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
  • 09 Oct 1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
  • 10 Oct 1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • 11 Oct 1980 Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
  • 12 Oct 1980 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
  • 13 Oct 1980 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York
  • 14 Oct 1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
  • 15 Oct 1980 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
  • 16 Oct 1980 Brigadoon opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • 17 Oct 1980 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Queensland (2-52 & 1-39)
  • 18 Oct 1980 Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
  • 21 Oct 1980 Banjo Dancing opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 22 Oct 1980 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
  • 23 Oct 1980 Tintypes opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 24 Oct 1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
  • 25 Oct 1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 26 Oct 1980 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • 27 Oct 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • 28 Oct 1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Reagan's genial, witty performance causes him to overtake Carter in the polls.
  • 29 Oct 1980 Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • 30 Oct 1980 Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • 31 Oct 1980 Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1980?
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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

The Origin by Irving Stone

The Origin

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From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.