Sunday 20 April 1980
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gunta Baško and Chris Duffy.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie.
In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits.
Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, 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 Pac-Man or Phoenix.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 April 1980 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Gunta Baško: Latvian basketball player.
- Chris Duffy: American baseball player.
- Arin Paul: Indian director and screenwriter.
- Jasmin Wagner: German singer and actress.
- Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
- The Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana. 125,000 Cubans flee by the end of the exodus in October, with 27 deaths.
- Donna White wins LPGA Florida "Lady Citrus" Golf Tournament.
- Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Bob Seger - Fire Lake
- Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
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