13th of February, 1980

The 13th of February, 1980, fell on a Wednesday. Day 44 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.

40 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since the 13th of February, 1980.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 13th of February, 1980:

  • American actor David Janssen passes away after a heart attack.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 13th of February, 1980:

  • United States: Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tenille
  • United Kingdom: Coward Of The County - Kenny Rogers

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 13th of February, 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.

  • Christopher Cross - "Sailing"

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

  • Ronald Reagan.

    U.S. President Ronald Reagan was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1980.

  • Ordinary People

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since the 13th of February, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 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 13th of February, 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 319248000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 13th of February, 1980:

  • 20th of January, 1980: Super Bowl XIV: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Los Angeles Rams by 31-19 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  • 21st of January, 1980: 128 people are killed when Iran Air Flight 291 crashes in the Alborz Mountains.
  • 27th of January, 1980: Six US diplomats escape Iran while posing as Canadians. In 2012, the story is made into a movie called Argo.
  • 30th of January, 1980: The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut.
  • 19th of February, 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies of acute alcohol poisoning.
  • 12th of March, 1980: Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is found guilty and sentenced to death.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 13th of February, 1980, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 13th of February, 1980 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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:

  • Rubik's Cube
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • 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 13th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 13th of February, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 13th of February, 1980 was probably conceived around the 6th of May, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 13th of February, 1980 is the 22nd of November, 1980. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

13th of February

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 13th of February, 1980.

  • 14,663 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,266,879,600 seconds have passed since the 13th of February, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,478,026,200 times.
  • Since the 13th of February, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 653,709,873,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 211,146,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,951,646 steps. That's about 48,423 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,202,555 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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