The 5th of July, 1980, fell on a Saturday. Day 187 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.
39 years, 7 months and 12 days have passed since the 5th of July, 1980.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Pauly D: Television personality.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of July, 1980:
United States: Coming Up - Paul McCartney
United Kingdom: Crying - Don McLean
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 5th of July, 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.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1980.
"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.
Throughout the summer of 1980, the United States suffered a heat wave. The heat wave, which affected the Midwest and the Southern Plains, claimed the lives of over 1,700 people.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of July:
5th of July, 2011: Casey Anthony is found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of July, 1980.
14,471 days have passed since this date.
1,250,298,000 seconds have passed since the 5th of July, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,458,681,000 times.
Since the 5th of July, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 645,153,768,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 208,383,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 107,525,628 steps. That's about 47,789 miles!
Since this date, 15,003,576 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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