Wednesday April 23, 1980
US date format: 4/23/1980, UK date format: 23/4/1980
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Marjorie de Sousa and Yana Gupta.
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.
On the Nickel, directed by Ralph Waite, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Firebird or Mystery House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 23, 1980?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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- Soviet submarine catches fire off Japan, nine die.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 23, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Call Me
- Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- 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
- Billy Joel - You May Be Right
- Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes
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 Whispers - Lady
- The Gap Band - I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up An Dance (Oops!)
- The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
- Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
- Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be The Clock
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - You Are My Heaven
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 23If April 23, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 25 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 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is April 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on April 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 23, 1980?
On April 23, 1980 several famous people were born including, Marjorie de Sousa, Yana Gupta, Griffon Ramsey.
What was the number one song in April 23, 1980?
The number one song in the week of April 23, 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 23, 1980?
The top hits on April 23, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd in US and Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners, Dance Yourself Dizzy by Liquid Gold in UK.