Wednesday April 16, 1980

US date format: 4/16/1980, UK date format: 16/4/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 16, 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 Isabelle Funaro and Juliette Marquis. 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 Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectar or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
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Events

  • Delhi beats Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis.

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Movies

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Die Laughing

Die Laughing

Directed by: Jeff Werner

Starring: Robby Benson, Linda Grovenor, Charles Durning, Elsa Lanchester

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States of America

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam

Directed by: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, Rene Auberjonois

Country: United States of America

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

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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

Heut' abend

Heut' abend

Hannah

Hannah

Buccaneer

Buccaneer

Days to next April 16

If April 16, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

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She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the …

The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart

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Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rally-X

Rally-X

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze, Driving

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Spectar

Spectar

Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 16, 1980?

On April 16, 1980 several famous people were born including, Isabelle Funaro, Juliette Marquis, Paul London.

What was the number one song in April 16, 1980?

The number one song in the week of April 16, 1980 was Call Me by Blondie in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners in UK.

What were the top hits on April 16, 1980?

The top hits on April 16, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners, Dance Yourself Dizzy by Liquid Gold in UK.


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