|<< - 1979|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XIV Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
New York Islanders
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
John McEnroe/Chris Evert Lloyd
Bjorn Borg/Evonne Cawley
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Susan Anton, Barbara Bach, Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Valerie Bertinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Christie Brinkley, Lynda Carter, Charo, Lydia Cornell, Bo Derek, Morgan Fairchild, Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Erin Gray, Shelly Hack, Debbie Harry, Goldie Hawn, Marilu Henner, Lauren Hutton, Cheryl Ladd, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Bernadette Peters, Victoria Principal, Tanya Roberts, Diana Ross, Jane Seymour, Brooke Shields, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, Donna Summer, Cheryl Tiegs, Charlene Tilton, Mary Woronov
"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? "
"Who Shot JR?"
Striker: "Surely you can't be serious?!"
"No, I am your father" (NOT Luke, I am your father)
"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now,
about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a miracle...It's
in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Cheryl Prewitt (Ackerman, MS)
Shawn Weatherly (South Carolina) /Jineane Ford (Arizona)
Rock Star Murder: John Lennon was shot and killed by a "fan", Mark David Chapman.
Rock Star Deaths: John Bonham (alcohol poisoning), Bon Scott (drunk, choked on own vomit)
1980 Pop Culture News:
The first rap single to reach #1 in the US was Ice Ice Baby in 1990. The first rap single to reach #1 in Canada was Rapper's Delight in 1980.
Computer modem was invented.
There has been some debate about 3M's Post-it notes. The product was used in a marketing campaign in 1978 as 'Post N Peel' , and sold nationally in 1980 as 'Post-it Notes.' New products are in 'test mode' all the time. We say 1980.
Whole Foods was founded in Austin, Texas.
CNN began broadcasting from Atlanta, Georgia
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1980: $222,000
The Rhinoceros Party of Canada, a satirical, but registered political party in Canada, received 1.01% of the popular vote in the 1980 election campaigning to repeal the law of gravity and provide higher education by building taller schools.
Rubik's Cube, Pac-Man, Centipede (arcade), Reading The Official Preppy Handbook
Guessing 'who shot J.R.?' (it was Kristin Shepard, played by Mary Crosby)
|1st appearances & 1980's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Rubik's Cube, Magna doodle
|The Bomb (Movie):
Heaven's Gate starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Joseph Cotten, Mickey Rourke, and Willem Dafoe
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. 9 to 5
3. Stir Crazy
5. Any Which Way You can
6. Private Benjamin
7. Coal Miner's Daughter
8. Smokey and the Bandit II
9. The Blue Lagoon
10. The Blues Brothers
|1980 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)
3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
5. The Love Boat (ABC)
6. The Jeffersons (CBS)
7. Alice (CBS)
8. House Calls (CBS)
9. Three's Company (ABC)
10. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1980 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1980:
|Popular Music in 1980 - # 1 Hits of 1980|