Wednesday 30 April 1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 30 April 1980 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Atsushi : Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Exile).
- Luis Scola: Argentinian basketball player.
- Jeroen Verhoeven: Dutch footballer.
- Sam Heughan: TV Actor.
- Keralis : YouTube Star.
- Barnum opens at St. James Theater NYC for 854 performances
- Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned Queen of the Netherlands
- Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates
- Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
- Luis Mu�oz Mar?n, the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico, dies at the age of 82.
- Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
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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
- Air Supply - Lost In Love
- Billy Preston - With You I'm Born Again
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Bob Seger - Fire Lake
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
- Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love
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