Events in Film & Television in November 1980

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 Republican candidate Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Democrat US President Jimmy Carter by a landslide

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Nov 10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • Nov 13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • Nov 14 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
  • Nov 17 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Nov 20 United Artists withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing