Tuesday April 01, 1980

US date format: 4/1/1980, UK date format: 1/4/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Randy Orton and Bijou Phillips. In that special week of April 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 Cricket, directed by Alberto Lattuada, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cheeky Mouse or Missile Command.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waleric
  • Saint Hugh of Grenoble
  • Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
  • India - Start of financial year.
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Events

  • New York City's Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.
  • Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz.
  • The Mariel boatlift from Cuba to Florida begins.

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Movies

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The Cricket

The Cricket

Directed by: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Virna Lisi, Renato Salvatori, Clio Goldsmith

The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

Directed by: Lang Elliott

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox

Two Champions of Death

Two Champions of Death

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang, Feng Lu

Silver Dream Racer

Silver Dream Racer

Directed by: David Wickes

Starring: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters

Zigeunerweisen

Zigeunerweisen

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

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Music charts

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TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ganbare Genki

Ganbare Genki

Cribb

Cribb

The Enigma Files

The Enigma Files

Days to next April 01

If April 01, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

Donahue by Phil Donahue

Donahue

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DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins

Memories Of Another Day

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“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr

Who'S On First

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The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel


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