1980 History, Fun Facts and Trivia

1980 History, Fun Facts and Trivia

Top Ten Baby Names of 1980:
Jennifer, Amanda, Jessica, Melissa, Sarah, Michael, Chris, Topher, Jason, David, James

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, Sybil Danning, 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

Hollywood Hunks and Leading Men:
Richard Gere, Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds, John Travolta

“The Quotes:”
“Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? ”
-Grey Poupon

“Who Shot JR?”
– Fans of CBS’s Dallas television series

“Here’s Johnny!”
– Jack Nicholson, in ‘TheThe Shining’

“You dipstick”
– Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard

Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious?!”
Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”
– Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen, in ‘Airplane!’

“No, I am your father” (NOT Luke, I am your father)
-Darth Vader, to a surprised Luke Skywalker

“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!”
– Bill Murray, in ‘Caddyshack’

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Ronald Reagan

Miss America:
Cheryl Prewitt (Ackerman, MS)

Miss USA:
Shawn Weatherly (South Carolina) /Jineane Ford (Arizona)

The Scandals and Rock Star Deaths:
Rock Star Murder: John Lennon was shot and killed by a “fan”, Mark David Chapman.
John Lennon and Mark Chapaman

Rock Star Deaths: John Bonham (alcohol poisoning), Bon Scott (drunk, choked on own vomit)

Nerd News:
Computer modem 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 Habits:
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

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Kramer vs. Kramer (presented in 1980)

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
4. Airplane!
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)

1980 Billboard Number One Songs
December 22, 1979 – January 4, 1980:
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes

January 5 – January 18:
Please Don’t Go – KC and the Sunshine Band

January 19 – February 15:
Rock With You – Michael Jackson

February 16 – February 22:
Do That To Me One More Time – Captain & Tennille

February 23 – March 21:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

March 22 – April 18:
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) – Pink Floyd

April 19 – May 30:
Call Me – Blondie

May 31 – June 27:
Funkytown – Lipps Inc.

June 28 – July 18:
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) – Paul McCartney & Wings

July 19 – August 1:
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – Billy Joel

August 2 – August 29:
Magic – Olivia Newton-John

August 30 – September 5:
Sailing – Christopher Cross

September 6 – October 3:
Upside Down Diana Ross

October 4 – October 24:
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen

October 25 – November 14:
Woman in Love – Barbra Streisand

November 15 – December 26:
Lady – Kenny Rogers

December 27, 1980 – January 30, 1981:
(Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon

Sports:
World Series Champions: Philadelphia Phillies
Superbowl XIV Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
U.S. Open Golf Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) John McEnroe/Chris Evert Lloyd
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bjorn Borg/Evonne Cawley
NCAA Football Champions: Georgia
NCAA Basketball Champions: Louiseville
Kentucky Derby: Genuine Risk

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