Thursday 27 March 1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cesare Cremonini and Nicolas Duvauchelle.
In that special week of March 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 Compu-Spell or Mystery House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 March 1980 ?
- St. Augusta
- Angolan Victory Day.
- World Theatre Day
- St. John of Egypt
- St. Lydia
- Feast day of Rupert of Salzburg in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Cesare Cremonini: Italian member of a boys band very popular in Italy in 2001, Lunapop.
- Nicolas Duvauchelle: French actor, best known for his roles as Theo in the TV serie "Braquo" and as Augustin in the film "Le Grand Meaulnes".
- Wilfred Bamnjo: Cameroonian footballer.
- Sean Ryan: American football player.
- Michaela Paštiková: Czech tennis player.
- Greg Puciato: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dillinger Escape Plan and Killer Be Killed)
- Basil Shaaban: Lebanese race car driver
- Happy New Year opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
- Reggae opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
- Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years
- Mount Saint Helens in Washington state becomes active after 123 years.
- Elevator in Vaal Reef, South Africa gold mine crashs 1900 metres down (23 die).
- The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
- Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 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)
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Blondie - Call Me
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You
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