1980 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.
The 1980s (pronounced "nineteen-eighties", shortened to "the ' 80s") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1980, and ended on December 31, 1989.. The decade saw major socioeconomic change due to advances in technology and a worldwide move away from planned economies and towards laissez-faire capitalism.
The following is an overview of events in 1980 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Contents 1 Highest-grossing films (U.S.)
The 1980s was the decade that started on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989. This decade (group of ten years) is sometimes called the "Greed decade" in English speaking countries. Unlike the 1960s and 1970s , this is when the word yuppie was used to describe "young urban professionals" – young adults who lived in cities and ...
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1980 is the 81st year of the 20th century and the 1st year of the 1980s Events. January 20 – The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Los Angeles Rams to win ...
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady) and commonly known as Moscow 1980 (Russian: Москва 1980, tr. Moskva 1980), were an international multi-sport event held from 19 July to 3 August 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia.
The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, was a multi-sport event which was celebrated from February 13 to February 24, 1980, in Lake Placid, New York, United States.
Fame is a 1980 American teen musical drama film directed by Alan Parker.Set in New York City, it chronicles the lives and hardships of students attending the High School of Performing Arts (known today as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), from their auditions to their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.
The 1980 Formula One season was the 34th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1980 World Championship of Drivers and the 1980 International Cup for F1 Constructors, which were contested concurrently from 13 January to 5 October over a fourteen-race series.
During the 1980s the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio station. George Michael was the only artist to achieve two year-end Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles in the 1980s. He achieved this with his songs "Faith" and "Careless Whisper".