Friday April 18, 1980
US date format: 4/18/1980, UK date format: 18/4/1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 18, 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 Laura Mennell and Rabiu Afolabi.
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 Galactic Attack or Moon Cresta.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 18, 1980?
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
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- Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from United Kingdom. Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
- The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 18, 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 18If April 18, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 17 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 18, 1980?
On April 18, 1980 several famous people were born including, Laura Mennell, Rabiu Afolabi, Robyn Regehr.
What was the number one song in April 18, 1980?
The number one song in the week of April 18, 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 18, 1980?
The top hits on April 18, 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.