June 17th, 1980

June 17th, 1980, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 169 of 1980. The decade was the 1980s.

40 years, 0 months and 19 days have passed since June 17th, 1980.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Venus Williams: Tennis player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1980:

  • United States: Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
  • United Kingdom: Crying - Don McLean

Take Me Back!

The date is June 17th, 1980 and it's a Tuesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Funky Town by Lipps Inc. is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Crying by Don McLean 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 "Columbo.", "Little House on the Prairie", "Laverne & Shirley" and "The Muppet Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Battle of the Planets".

Popular toys include the likes of "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Water Ring Toss", "Simon (memory game)" and "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine".


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 June 17th, 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.

  • UEFA Euro 1980

    The 1980 UEFA European Football Championship is held in Italy. West Germany win the competition after defeating Belgium 2-1.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 40 years, 0 months and 19 days have passed since June 17th, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 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 June 17th, 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 330044400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 17th, 1980:

  • 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 26th, 1980: 2,000 people are killed in South Korea when military forces clash with pro-democracy protesters.
  • 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.
  • July 2nd, 1980: The movie Airplane! (1980) is released.
  • July 16th, 1980: Ronald Reagan is nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidential election.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 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: June 17th, 1980 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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:

  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • 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 17th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June:

  • Icelandic National Day (Iceland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on June 17th, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 17th, 1980 was probably conceived around the 8th of September, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1980 is the 27th of March, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1980.

  • 14,629 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,263,945,600 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,474,603,200 times.
  • Since June 17th, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 652,195,929,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,657,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,699,322 steps. That's about 48,311 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,167,347 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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