Wednesday March 26, 1980

US date format: 3/26/1980, UK date format: 26/3/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Florian Dubos and Sergio Paulinho. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. The Private Eyes, directed by Lang Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Conflict or Computer Bismarck.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
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Events

  • A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reef gold mine in South Africa falls 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), killing 23.
  • The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • The Silver Thursday market crash occurs.
  • Sierra Leone recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

Directed by: Lang Elliott

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox

Two Champions of Death

Two Champions of Death

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang, Feng Lu

Silver Dream Racer

Silver Dream Racer

Directed by: David Wickes

Starring: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters

Zigeunerweisen

Zigeunerweisen

Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

The Changeling

The Changeling

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

Directed by: *

Fox

Fox

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Starring: Lars Svedberg

Country: Japan

Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy

Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy

Starring: Barbara Burska, Hanna Balinska, Halina Golanko, Ewa Zietek

Country: Poland

Fridays

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Days to next March 26

If March 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 6 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

The Devil'S Alternative

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers a frighteningly possible novel of international terrorism and impending war… As the Russian people face starvation, the Politburo is faced with a

The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart

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Dolores and Victor, both parents, both successful in their careers, both living in England without their families, both old enough to know better - meet on the train to Oxford and

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 …

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy

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She was born Princess Marguerite Alexandrovna Valensky. But everyone called her Daisy. She was a blonde beauty living in a world of aristocrats and countless wealthy. Her father was a prince, a Russian nobleman.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Computer Conflict

Computer Conflict

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Pelé's Soccer

Pelé's Soccer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade football/soccer

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Armor Attack

Armor Attack

Platform: Arcade Game (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics Sega (Japan)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 26, 1980?

On March 26, 1980 several famous people were born including, Florian Dubos, Sergio Paulinho, Son Ho Young.

Which famous people died on March 26, 1980?

Famous people died on March 26, 1980 include, Jon-Jon Poulos.

What was the number one song in March 26, 1980?

The number one song in the week of March 26, 1980 was Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney in UK.

What were the top hits on March 26, 1980?

The top hits on March 26, 1980 were Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd, Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley) by Spinners, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in US and Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney, Atomic by Blondie, Going Underground / Dreams Of Children by The Jam in UK.


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