The 21st of March, 1980, fell on a Friday. Day 81 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 21st of March, 1980:
US President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Ronaldinho: Soccer player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of March, 1980:
United States: Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
United Kingdom: Going Underground / Dreams Of Children - Jam
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 21st of March, 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of March:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of March, 1980.
14,514 days have passed since this date.
1,254,013,200 seconds have passed since the 21st of March, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,463,015,400 times.
Since the 21st of March, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 647,070,811,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,002,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 107,845,135 steps. That's about 47,931 miles!
Since this date, 15,048,158 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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