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 Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1980 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1980, will be 38 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-1980 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1980-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19800817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 335314800.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1980:
United States: Magic - Olivia Newton-John
United Kingdom: The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
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 17th of August, 1980.
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.
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.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1980.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1980 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1980 is the 27th of May, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1980.
14,130 days have passed since this date.
1,220,832,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,424,304,000 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 629,949,312,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 203,472,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,991,552 steps. That's about 46,663 miles!
Since this date, 14,649,984 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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