On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1980

Historical Events

  • Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria sees hundreds of Berber political activists arrested

Historic Event

Cuban President Fidel Castro announces he is opening the Mariel Port for Cubans to leave, about 125,00 leave in next 5-6 months

  • Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift

Famous Birthdays

  • Bl├╝mchen [Jasmin Wagner], German singer (Boomerang), born in Hamburg, Germany
1980 Highlights

About April 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie