January 25th, 1980

January 25th, 1980, fell on a Friday. It was day 25 of 1980. The decade was the 1980s.

40 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since January 25th, 1980.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Xavi: Soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 25th, 1980:

  • United States: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Brass In Pocket - Pretenders

Take Me Back!

The date is January 25th, 1980 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. In America, the song Rock With You by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Brass In Pocket by Pretenders is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1980, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Pink Floyd, Barbra Streisand, John Lennon, Lipps Inc, Diana Ross, Blondie and Kenny Rogers.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Quincy, M.E.", "Chips", "Mork & Mindy" and "Hart to Hart". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander" and "Asteroids". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days" and "Battle of the Planets".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Speak & Spell" and "Big wheel (tricycle)".


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 January 25th, 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.

  • Iran hostage crisis.

    The Iran hostage crisis was ongoing during this period. Between the 4th of November, 1979 and the 20th of January, 1981, 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage in Iran. The hostages were taken into captivity after a group of Iranian college students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Christopher Cross - "Sailing"

    "Sailing" by Christopher Cross would go on to win a Grammy for 1980's Song of the Year.

  • Ordinary People

    "Ordinary People" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since January 25th, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 January 25th, 1980, will be 40 years of age.
  • People born in 1980 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 317606400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 25th, 1980:

  • January 3rd, 1980: Animal rights activist Joy Adamson is murdered in Kenya.
  • January 20th, 1980: Super Bowl XIV: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Los Angeles Rams by 31-19 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  • January 21st, 1980: 128 people are killed when Iran Air Flight 291 crashes in the Alborz Mountains.
  • January 27th, 1980: Six US diplomats escape Iran while posing as Canadians. In 2012, the story is made into a movie called Argo.
  • January 30th, 1980: The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut.
  • February 13th, 1980: American actor David Janssen passes away after a heart attack.
  • February 19th, 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies of acute alcohol poisoning.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 25th, 1980, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 25th, 1980 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • 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.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

1980 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1980.

"Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "Battle of the Planets" - "The Muppet Show" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Sesame Street" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1980 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1980:

  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Lego Technic
  • Micronauts
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 25th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on January 25th, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 25th, 1980 was probably conceived around the 17th of April, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 25th, 1980 is the 3rd of November, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 25th, 1980.

  • 14,808 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,279,407,600 seconds have passed since the January 25th, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,492,642,200 times.
  • Since January 25th, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 660,174,321,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 213,234,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,029,054 steps. That's about 48,902 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,352,891 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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