Friday 21 March 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marit Bjorgen and Enza Lonardo.
In that special week of March 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 Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Strumpet City.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boxing or Star Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 March 1980 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Marit Bjorgen: Norwegian cross-country skier.
- Enza Lonardo: famous Italian winemaker.
- Ronaldinho : Soccer Player.
- Deryck Whibley: Guitarist.
- Marit Bjørgen: Norwegian skier.
- Lee Jin: South Korean singer and actress (Fin.K.L)
- On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
- Mafioso Angelo Bruno is assassinated in Atlantic City.
- On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase ''Who shot J.R.?''
- US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- Dan Fogelberg - Longer
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Andy Gibb - Desire
- Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley)
- Donna Summer - On The Radio
- Rupert Holmes - Him
- Shalamar - The Second Time Around
- Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
- Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You
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