May 26th, 1980

May 26th, 1980, fell on a Monday. Day 147 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.

40 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1980.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 26th, 1980:

  • 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1980:

  • United States: Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
  • United Kingdom: Suicide Is Painless - MASH

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 May 26th, 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.

  • The Empire Strikes Back.

    "The Empire Strikes Back" was being shown in movie theaters at this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 May 26th, 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 328143600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 1980:

  • April 26th, 1980: 14-year-old Laureen Rahn goes missing from her apartment in Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • April 29th, 1980: Alfred Hitchcock passes away.
  • April 30th, 1980: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London.
  • May 4th, 1980: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies.
  • May 9th, 1980: Friday the 13th (1980) is released.
  • May 10th, 1980: FA Cup 1980: West Ham win the FA Cup after a goal from Trevor Brooking helps them secure 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 14th, 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.
  • May 16th, 1980: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1980 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • May 18th, 1980: The eruption of Mount St. Helens occurs.
  • May 18th, 1980: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis hangs himself.
  • May 21st, 1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is released.
  • May 23rd, 1980: The Shining (1980) is released in cinemas.
  • May 28th, 1980: Football: Nottingham Forest win the European Cup after defeating Hamburg 1-0.
  • June 1st, 1980: A news network called CNN is launched.
  • June 9th, 1980: Comedian Richard Pryor is badly burned while trying to freebase cocaine.
  • June 20th, 1980: The Blues Brothers (1980) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 1980, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 1980 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.

"Cockleshell Bay" - "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 26th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of May:

  • Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
  • Memorial Day (USA)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1980 was probably conceived around the 17th of August, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1980 is the 5th of March, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • 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.

26th of May

Events that have occurred on the 26th of May:

  • May 26th, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • May 26th, 2004: Porto win the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final.
  • May 26th, 2004: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is released.
  • May 26th, 2004: Fantasia Barrino wins Season 3 of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 1967: The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
  • May 26th, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • May 26th, 1983: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after they beat Brighton 4-0 in a replay.
  • May 26th, 1989: Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
  • May 26th, 1993: Menace II Society (1993) is released.
  • May 26th, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 26th, 2006: The video game "Hitman: Blood Money" is released.
  • May 26th, 2007: Actress Lindsay Lohan is arrested for driving under the influence.
  • May 26th, 2007: Sean Kingston releases his single "Beautiful Girls".
  • May 26th, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • May 26th, 2010: Lee DeWyze wins the 9th season of American Idol.
  • May 26th, 2010: Real Madrid sack manager Manuel Pellegrini.
  • May 26th, 2011: Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
  • May 26th, 2011: The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
  • May 26th, 2020: Protests begin in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1980.

  • 14,622 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,263,340,800 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,473,897,600 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 651,883,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,556,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,647,309 steps. That's about 48,288 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,160,090 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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