August 14th, 1980, fell on a Thursday. It was day 227 of 1980. The decade was the 1980s.
Exactly 40 years have passed since August 14th, 1980.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 14th, 1980:
Canadian Playboy model Dorothy Stratten is murdered by her husband.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 14th, 1980:
United States: Magic - Olivia Newton-John
United Kingdom: The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
Take Me Back!
The date is August 14th, 1980 and it's a Thursday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Magic by Olivia Newton-John is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, The Winner Takes It All by ABBA 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 "Laverne & Shirley", "Mork & Mindy", "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Hart to Hart". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander" and "Asteroids". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Cockleshell Bay".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Micronauts", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Rubik's Cube" and "Intellivision (games console)".
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 August 14th, 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.
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.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan was named as the Time Person of the Year 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.
Christopher Cross - "Sailing"
"Sailing" by Christopher Cross would go on to win a Grammy for 1980's Song of the Year.
"Ordinary People" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1980.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
Exactly 40 years have passed since August 14th, 1980.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 August 14th, 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 335055600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 14th, 1980:
July 16th, 1980: Ronald Reagan is nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidential election.
July 21st, 1980: The body of unidentified murder victim "Eklutna Annie" is discovered in Eklutna, Anchorage.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 14th of August:
Independence Day (Pakistan)
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 14th, 1980.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 14th, 1980 was probably conceived around the 5th of November, 1979. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 14th, 1980 is the 24th of May, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 14th, 1980.
14,610 days have passed since this date.
1,262,304,000 seconds have passed since the August 14th, 1980.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,472,688,000 times.
Since August 14th, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 651,348,864,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,384,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,558,144 steps. That's about 48,248 miles!
Since this date, 15,147,648 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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