Tuesday 1 April 1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bryan Buffinton in Ridgewood and Randy Orton.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd.
In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits.
The Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shadow Warriors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golf or Star Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1980 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Bryan Buffinton in Ridgewood: New Jersey; actor (Bill Lewis Jr - Guiding Light).
- Randy Orton: American professional wrestler.
- Kip Moore: Country Singer.
- Dennis Kruppke: German footballer.
- Bijou Phillips: American actress and socialite.
- Yūko Takeuchi: Japanese actress
- New York City's Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.
- Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz.
- The Mariel boatlift from Cuba to Florida begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Blondie - Call Me
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You
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