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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 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.

But much more happened on April 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1980?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1980 New York City's Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.
  • 02 Apr 1980 Wayne Gretzky becomes first teenager to score 50 goals in an NHL season.
  • 03 Apr 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Apr 1980 Post It Notes are introduced.
  • 07 Apr 1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 09 Apr 1980 Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs. Isles
  • 10 Apr 1980 Samuel Kanyon Doe takes over Liberia in a ''coup d'état'', ending over 130 years of democratic presidential succession in that country.
  • 11 Apr 1980 Paul McCartney releases Coming Up
  • 12 Apr 1980 BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
  • 13 Apr 1980 Grease closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 3,388 performances.
  • 14 Apr 1980 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
  • 15 Apr 1980 Libya and Syria recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 16 Apr 1980 Delhi beats Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final.
  • 18 Apr 1980 Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from United Kingdom. Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
  • 20 Apr 1980 Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
  • 21 Apr 1980 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
  • 22 Apr 1980 Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at age 72.
  • 23 Apr 1980 Soviet submarine catches fire off Japan, nine die.
  • 24 Apr 1980 US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • 25 Apr 1980 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb.
  • 26 Apr 1980 Iran begins scattering US hostages from the US Embassy.
  • 27 Apr 1980 Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • 28 Apr 1980 Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
  • 30 Apr 1980 Barnum opens at St. James Theater NYC for 854 performances

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1980?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Together We Are Beautiful
  2. - Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
  3. - Atomic
  4. - Dance Yourself Dizzy
  5. - Going Underground / Dreams Of Children

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States of America

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

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

On the Nickel

On the Nickel

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Ralph Waite

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

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Release year: 1980

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

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Walter Hill

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1980?
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Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur Smith

Hungry As The Sea

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Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry as the Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South

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.

The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell