18th of May, 1980

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 18th of May, 1980, fell on a Sunday.
  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • On this exact date: The eruption of Mount St. Helens occurs
  • On this exact date: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis hangs himself.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 37 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since the 18th of May, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1980.
  • Day 139 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).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 18th of May, 1980 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 18th of May, 1980, will be 37 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-18-1980 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1980-05-18. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19800518" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 327452400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of May, 1980:

  • United States: Call Me - Blondie
  • United Kingdom: What's Another Year - Johnny Logan

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 18th of May, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 18th of May, 1980 was probably conceived around the 9th of August, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 18th of May, 1980 is the 25th of February, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 25th of April, 1980: Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing 146 people.
  • 30th of April, 1980: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London.
  • 4th of May, 1980: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies.
  • 9th of May, 1980: Friday the 13th (1980) is released.
  • 14th of May, 1980: 4 white police officers are found not guilty of killing a black insurance executive called Arthur McDuffie. Their acquittal sets off riots in Miami.
  • 21st of May, 1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is released.
  • 23rd of May, 1980: The Shining (1980) is released in cinemas.
  • 26th of May, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • 1st of June, 1980: A news network called CNN is launched.
  • 9th of June, 1980: Comedian Richard Pryor is badly burned while trying to freebase cocaine.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 18th of May:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of May:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of May, 1980.

  • 13,702 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,183,856,400 seconds have passed since the 18th of May, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,381,165,800 times.
  • Since the 18th of May, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 610,869,902,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,309,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,811,650 steps. That's about 45,250 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,206,277 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Sunday" in other languages is:

  • German: Sonntag.
  • French: Dimanche.
  • Italian: Domenica.
  • Spanish: Domingo.
  • Portuguese: Domingo.

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