2nd of August, 1980

The 2nd of August, 1980, fell on a Saturday. Day 215 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of August, 1980:

  • 85 people are killed when terrorists detonate bombs at the railway station in Bologna, Italy.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of August, 1980:

  • United States: Magic - Olivia Newton-John
  • United Kingdom: Use It Up And Wear It Out - Odyssey

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 2nd of August, 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.

  • 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.

  • Heat Wave

    Throughout the summer of 1980, the United States suffered a heat wave. The heat wave, which affected the Midwest and the Southern Plains, claimed the lives of over 1,700 people.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of August:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 39 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since the 2nd of August, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 2nd of August, 1980, will be 39 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 334018800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of August, 1980:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of August, 1980, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of August, 1980 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August:

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 2nd of August, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of August, 1980 was probably conceived around the 24th of October, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of August, 1980 is the 12th of May, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of August

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of August:


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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of August, 1980.

  • 14,348 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,239,670,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of August, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,446,282,600 times.
  • Since the 2nd of August, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 639,670,132,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,611,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,611,689 steps. That's about 47,383 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,876,050 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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