24th of February, 1980

The 24th of February, 1980, fell on a Sunday. Day 55 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.

39 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since the 24th of February, 1980.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of February, 1980:

  • United States: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • United Kingdom: Coward Of The County - Kenny Rogers

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 24th of February, 1980.

  • The Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981.

    During this time, the Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981 were taking place. At least 28 children and young adults are murdered before Wayne Williams is eventually caught and convicted of murder.

  • Christopher Cross - "Sailing"

    "Sailing" by Christopher Cross would go on to win a Grammy for 1980's Song of the Year.

  • Ronald Reagan.

    U.S. President Ronald Reagan was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1980.

  • 1980 in movies.

    Movies released in 1980 included The Empire Strikes Back, 9 to 5, Friday the 13th, Stir Crazy, Airplane!, Any Which Way You Can, Caddyshack, Private Benjamin, Coal Miner's Daughter, Smokey and the Bandit II, The Blue Lagoon, The Blues Brothers, The Shining and The Fog.

  • Early 1980s fashion.

    The early 80s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants and embroidered jeans were all popular during this period. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.

  • 1980 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1980 included Blondie, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Jackson, Captain & Tennille, Queen, Paul McCartney and Lipps Inc.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of February:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 39 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since the 24th of February, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1980.
  • Leap Year: 1980 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of February, 1980, will be 39 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 320198400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of February, 1980:

  • 27th of January, 1980: Six US diplomats escape Iran while posing as Canadians. In 2012, the story is made into a movie called Argo.
  • 13th of February, 1980: American actor David Janssen passes away after a heart attack.
  • 19th of February, 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies of acute alcohol poisoning.
  • 21st of March, 1980: US President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of February, 1980, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of February, 1980 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 24th of February, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of February, 1980 was probably conceived around the 17th of May, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of February, 1980 is the 3rd of December, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

24th of February

Events that have occurred on the 24th of February:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 24th of February, 1980.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of February, 1980.

  • 14,573 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,259,107,200 seconds have passed since the 24th of February, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,468,958,400 times.
  • Since the 24th of February, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 649,699,315,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,851,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,283,219 steps. That's about 48,126 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,109,286 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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