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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

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Country: United States of America

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The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Dostana

Dostana

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Times Square

Times Square

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Insaf Ka Tarazu

Release year: 1980

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Zeenat Aman, Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar, Padmini Kolhapure

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1980?
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Sins Of The Fathers by Susan Howatch

Sins Of The Fathers

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"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Tenth Commandment

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The #1New York Times–bestselling author proves that he is indeed “a master of suspense” in this thriller of a covetous clergyman (The Washington Post). Joshua Bigg, an investigator for a Manhattan law firm, usually spends his days tracking down witnesses …

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja

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"Totally absorbing...as gripping a tale of hatred and revenge as you will read...It is superb."NEWS RECORDThis is the story of Nicholas Linnear, half-Caucasian, half-Oriental, a man caught between East and West,

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave

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The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today's dramatic changes

The Covenant by James A. Michener

The Covenant

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness.