Wednesday April 02, 1980

US date format: 4/2/1980, UK date format: 2/4/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 2, 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 Gavin Heffernan and Adam Fleming. 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 Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Akalabeth: World of Doom or Sea Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
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Events

  • Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in an NHL season.

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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

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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 02

If April 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 1 day.
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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?

Cheeky Mouse

Cheeky Mouse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Universal Games

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Sea Battle

Sea Battle

Platform: Intellivision, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Mattel

Balloon Bomber

Balloon Bomber

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Astro Invader

Astro Invader

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001

Genre: Retro, Fixed Shooter

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Stern Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 02, 1980?

On April 02, 1980 several famous people were born including, Adam Fleming, Gavin Heffernan, Ricky Hendrick.

What was the number one song in April 02, 1980?

The number one song in the week of April 02, 1980 was Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney in UK.

What were the top hits on April 02, 1980?

The top hits on April 02, 1980 were Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd, Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley) by Spinners, Call Me by Blondie in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney, Atomic by Blondie, Going Underground / Dreams Of Children by The Jam in UK.


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