Wednesday April 30, 1980

US date format: 4/30/1980, UK date format: 30/4/1980

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 30, 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 Sam Heughan and Luis Scola. 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. Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford, 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 The Stockard Channing Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Warrior or Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
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Events

  • Barnum opens at St. James Theater NYC for 854 performances
  • Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned Queen of the Netherlands
  • Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates
  • Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
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Movies

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Country: United States of America

The Long Riders

The Long Riders

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Flamingo Road

Flamingo Road

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian

Fame

Fame

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Stockard Channing Show

The Stockard Channing Show

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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

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The Righteous Apples

The Righteous Apples

Starring: George M. Chappell

Country: United States of America

The Dream Merchants

The Dream Merchants

Days to next April 30

If April 30, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 5 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane & Abel

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William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the

Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lords of Karma

Lords of Karma

Platform: Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Star Warrior

Star Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Cytron Masters

Cytron Masters

Platform: Atari 400/800, Apple II

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: SSI

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 30, 1980?

On April 30, 1980 several famous people were born including, Sam Heughan, Luis Scola, Keralis .

Which famous people died on April 30, 1980?

Famous people died on April 30, 1980 include, Mary McCarty, Luis Munoz Marin.

What was the number one song in April 30, 1980?

The number one song in the week of April 30, 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 30, 1980?

The top hits on April 30, 1980 were Call Me by Blondie, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross, Lost In Love by Air Supply 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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