Thursday April 24, 1980
US date format: 4/24/1980, UK date format: 24/4/1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on April 24, 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 Denise Milani and Austin Nichols (actor).
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 The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Rescue at Rigel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 24, 1980?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
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- US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
- (to April 25) Operation Eagle Claw, a US commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters. Eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation.
- The Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by six men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 24, 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #5 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!)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 24, 1980?
On April 24, 1980 several famous people were born including, Denise Milani, Austin Nichols (actor), Danny Gokey.
Which famous people died on April 24, 1980?
Famous people died on April 24, 1980 include, Alentejo Carpentier.
What was the number one song in April 24, 1980?
The number one song in the week of April 24, 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 24, 1980?
The top hits on April 24, 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.