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..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States of America

The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird

Directed by: Paul Grimault

Starring: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Country: United States of America

On the Nickel

On the Nickel

Directed by: Ralph Waite

Starring: Donald Moffat, Ralph Waite, Hal Williams, Penelope Allen

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 24, 1980?
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Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
  2. - Dance Yourself Dizzy
  3. - Going Underground / Dreams Of Children
  4. - Geno

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Fox

Fox

Starring: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet

Starring: Peter von Zahn

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Starring: Lars Svedberg

Country: Japan

Masterpiece Mystery

Masterpiece Mystery

Starring: Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

If April 24th, 1980 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Ordeal by Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady

Ordeal

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Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning… Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would

Donahue by Phil Donahue

Donahue

By:

DJ price clipeed at flap. Creasing, small tears, and edge wear to DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is tight.

A View From A Broad by Bette Midler

A View From A Broad

By:

With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction. Grammy award–winning singer, Academy Award–nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one-woman show and

No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke

No Love Lost

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NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van Slyke’s keen understanding of the

Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr

Who'S On First

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The celebrated author of Tucker's Last Stand and Stained Glass offers a chilling story set against the backdrop of the cold war space race. Blackford Oakes heads a mission to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Dodge 'Em

Dodge 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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.


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