Thursday 24 April 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Austin Nichols and Reagan Gomez-Preston.
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.
Humanoids from the Deep, directed by Barbara Peeters, 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 Space Firebird or Targ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1980 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Austin Nichols: American actor.
- Reagan Gomez-Preston: TV Actress.
- Danny Gokey: American singer.
- Fernando Arce: Mexican footballer.
- Karen Asrian: Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008).
- Alentejo Carpentier: Cuban / French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75.
- US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
- (to April 25) Operation Eagle Claw, a US commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters. Eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation.
- The Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by six men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- 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
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
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