21st of October, 1980

The 21st of October, 1980, fell on a Tuesday. Day 295 of 1980. Decade: 1980s.

39 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since the 21st of October, 1980.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Kim Kardashian: Television / Social personality.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of October, 1980:

  • United States: Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
  • United Kingdom: Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand

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 21st of October, 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.

  • 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.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 39 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since the 21st of October, 1980.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 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 the 21st of October, 1980, will be 39 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 340930800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 21st of October, 1980:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 21st of October, 1980, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1980 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 21st of October, 1980 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 21st of October, 1980.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of October, 1980 was probably conceived around the 12th of January, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of October, 1980 is the 31st of July, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

21st of October

Events that have occurred on the 21st of October:


Television

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of October, 1980.

  • 14,339 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,238,893,200 seconds have passed since the 21st of October, 1980.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,445,375,400 times.
  • Since the 21st of October, 1980, earth has travelled approximately 639,268,891,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,482,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,544,815 steps. That's about 47,353 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,866,718 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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