The 24th of October, 1980, fell on a Friday. Day 298 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of October, 1980:
United States: Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
United Kingdom: Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
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 24th of October, 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.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of October:
24th of October, 2004: Battle of the Buffet: A slice of pizza is thrown at Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after his side defeat Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial game and end their unbeaten run.
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 24th of October, 1980.
14,264 days have passed since this date.
1,232,413,200 seconds have passed since the 24th of October, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,437,815,400 times.
Since the 24th of October, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 635,925,211,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,402,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,987,535 steps. That's about 47,106 miles!
Since this date, 14,788,958 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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