24th of December, 1980

The 24th of December, 1980, fell on a Wednesday. Day 359 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 24th of December, 1980:

  • Britain's Roswell: Multiple witnesses report seeing strange lights near the RAF Woodbridge station in Suffolk, England.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of December, 1980:

  • United States: Starting Over - John Lennon
  • United Kingdom: There's No One Quite Like Grandma - St. Winifred's School Choir

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 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.

  • 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.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of December:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 10 months and 20 days have passed since the 24th of December, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 24th of December, 1980, will be 38 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 346464000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of December, 1980:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of December, 1980, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of December, 1980 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December:

  • Christmas Eve

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 24th of December, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of December, 1980 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of December, 1980 is the 3rd of October, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

24th of December

Events that have occurred on the 24th of December:


Television

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of December, 1980.

  • 14,203 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,227,139,200 seconds have passed since the 24th of December, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,431,662,400 times.
  • Since the 24th of December, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 633,203,827,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,523,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,533,971 steps. That's about 46,904 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,725,670 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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