Saturday 26 April 1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marne Patterson in Sherman Oaks and Stana Katic.
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.
The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, 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 Warlords.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1980 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Marne Patterson in Sherman Oaks: California; actress (Nicole - Something So Right).
- Stana Katic: American film actress.
- Laurent Ournac: French TV actor and presenter, widely known for his success in the program "Mon Incroyable Fiancé", French version of "The Bachelor".
- Channing Tatum: American actor and model.
- Jordana Brewster: Panama -- Actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns).
- Marlon King: Jamaican footballer
- Anna Mucha: Polish actress and journalist
- Marnette Patterson: American actress
- Cicely Courtneidge: Australian-English actress and singer (d. 1980).
- Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy.
- Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01).
- Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
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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