Friday 25 April 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Valverde and Hazel E.
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.
The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shadow Warriors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Windfall or Midway Campaign.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 April 1980 ?
- ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand).
- Saint Filo.
- Official Red Hat Society day.
- Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday).
- Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica.
- Fuck the Earth Day - Declared by Jon Stewart in the April 24th, 2006 episode.
- Swaziland - National Flag Day.
- Faroe Islands - National Flag Day.
- Sinai Liberation Day, (Egypt), Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai peninsula.
- Saint Anianus
- Alice Day - celebration of the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll.
- World Penguin Day
- Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest).
- Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.
- Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.
- Saint Ermin
- Saint Mark the Evangelist
- Alejandro Valverde: Spanish road cyclist racer, he won "La Flèche Wallone" and "Liège-Bastogne-Liège" in 2015.
- Hazel E: Reality Star.
- Jacob Underwood: Pop Singer.
- Ben Johnston: Scottish drummer and songwriter (Biffy Clyro).
- James Johnston: Scottish bass player and songwriter (Biffy Clyro).
- Daniel MacPherson: Australian actor and television host
- Bruce Martin: New Zealand cricketer
- Juri Miyazawa: Japanese actress and model
- Lee Spick: English snooker player (d. 2015)
- Kazuhito Tadano: Japanese baseball player
- Katia Mann: wife of German writer Thomas Mann (Born 1883).
- Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb.
- Announcement of US President Jimmy Carter of the hostage rescue bungle in Iran.
- Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of loss of life.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1980 ?
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
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