30th of April, 1980

The 30th of April, 1980, fell on a Wednesday. Day 121 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.

39 years, 8 months and 28 days have passed since the 30th of April, 1980.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 30th of April, 1980:

  • Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 30th of April, 1980:

  • United States: Call Me - Blondie
  • United Kingdom: Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners

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 30th of April, 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.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 30th of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 39 years, 8 months and 28 days have passed since the 30th of April, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 30th of April, 1980, will be 39 years of age.
  • People born in 1980 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 325897200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 30th of April, 1980:

  • 25th of April, 1980: Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing 146 people.
  • 29th of April, 1980: Alfred Hitchcock passes away.
  • 4th of May, 1980: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies.
  • 9th of May, 1980: Friday the 13th (1980) is released.
  • 10th of May, 1980: FA Cup 1980: West Ham win the FA Cup after a goal from Trevor Brooking helps them secure 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 14th of May, 1980: 4 white police officers are found not guilty of killing a black insurance executive called Arthur McDuffie. Their acquittal sets off riots in Miami.
  • 18th of May, 1980: The eruption of Mount St. Helens occurs.
  • 18th of May, 1980: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis hangs himself.
  • 21st of May, 1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is released.
  • 23rd of May, 1980: The Shining (1980) is released in cinemas.
  • 26th of May, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • 28th of May, 1980: Football: Nottingham Forest win the European Cup after defeating Hamburg 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 30th of April, 1980, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 30th of April, 1980 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April:

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 30th of April, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 30th of April, 1980 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 30th of April, 1980 is the 7th of February, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

30th of April

Events that have occurred on the 30th of April:


Television

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 30th of April, 1980.

  • 14,517 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,254,272,400 seconds have passed since the 30th of April, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,463,317,800 times.
  • Since the 30th of April, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 647,204,558,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,045,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 107,867,426 steps. That's about 47,941 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,051,269 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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