Saturday 12 April 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sandrine Corman and Brian McFadden.
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 Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlndorff, 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 Voodoo Castle or Warlords.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1980 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Sandrine Corman: Belgian television and radio host who started her career as Miss Belgium 1997 at age 17, then representing her country at Miss World 1997 and Miss Universe 1998.
- Brian McFadden: Pop Singer.
- Argo Aadli: Estonian actor.
- Arda Kural: Turkish actor.
- Erik Mongrain: Canadian guitarist and composer.
- BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
- Milwaukee Brewers beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper and Money hit grand slams).
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)
- Blondie - Call Me
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
- Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
- Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
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