Saturday April 26, 1980
US date format: 4/26/1980, UK date format: 26/4/1980
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Channing Tatum and Jordana Brewster.
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 Armor Attack or Warlords.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 26, 1980?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
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- Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy.
- Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01).
- Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
- Cicely Courtneidge: Australian-English actress and singer...
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 26, 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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