The 17th of December, 1980, fell on a Wednesday. Day 352 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of December, 1980:
The comedy-action film Any Which Way You Can (1980), is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of December, 1980:
United States: Lady - Kenny Rogers
United Kingdom: Starting Over - John Lennon
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 December, 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 17th of December:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of December, 1980.
14,183 days have passed since this date.
1,225,407,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of December, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,429,642,200 times.
Since the 17th of December, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 632,310,321,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,234,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,385,054 steps. That's about 46,838 miles!
Since this date, 14,704,891 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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