American singer-songwriter Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) was born. During the 80's he had four no.1 hits in the United States: "When Doves Cry", "Let's Go Crazy", "Kiss", and "Batdance".Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanylon April 21, 2016, aged 57.
American singer and choreographer Toni Basil went to number one in Australia for two weeks with "Mickey". The song was first recorded by British group "Racey" in 1979.
British band Doctor and the Medics started a three-week run at #1 in the UK with "Spirit In The Sky", the single from their debut album, "Laughing at the Pieces". Originally, the song was recorded by Norman Greenbaum in 1969.
Madonna went to number one in the United States with "Live To Tell", the lead single from her third studio album, "True Blue". The song was originally composed for the score of the film "Fire with Fire"