The 26th of May, 1980, fell on a Monday. Day 147 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of May, 1980:
2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of May, 1980:
United States: Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
United Kingdom: Suicide Is Painless - MASH
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 26th of May, 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.
The Empire Strikes Back.
"The Empire Strikes Back" was being shown in movie theaters at this time.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of May:
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of May, 1980.
14,392 days have passed since this date.
1,243,468,800 seconds have passed since the 26th of May, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,450,713,600 times.
Since the 26th of May, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 641,629,900,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 207,244,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,938,317 steps. That's about 47,528 miles!
Since this date, 14,921,626 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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