September 12th, 1980, fell on a Friday. It was day 256 of 1980. The decade was the 1980s.
39 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since September 12th, 1980.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 12th, 1980:
The date is September 12th, 1980 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.
In America, the song Upside Down by Diana Ross is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie 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 "Charlie's Angels", "Chips", "The Incredible Hulk" and "Taxi". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Galaxian" and "Missile Command".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Happy Days", "The Muppet Show" and "Battle of the Planets". Popular toys include the likes of "Magna Doodle", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Atari 2600" and "Simon (memory game)".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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"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"
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