Tuesday April 15, 1980
US date format: 4/15/1980, UK date format: 15/4/1980
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 15, 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 Fränk Schleck and Pierre-Alain Frau.
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.
Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Navarone or Dodge 'Em.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 15, 1980?
- Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Petrus Gonzalez
- In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
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- Libya and Syria recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 15, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- 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
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
- The Brothers Johnson - Stomp
- Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
- The Gap Band - I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up An Dance (Oops!)
- Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
- The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
- The Whispers - Lady
- The Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - You Are My Heaven
- The Dramatics - Welcome Back Home
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 15If April 15, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 27 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?