I thought I'd honour the year I was born in leui of my birthday.
- It was a leap year that started on a tuesday.
- Star wars episode V: Empire strikes back is released
- The country I was born in, Zimbabwe, gains independance(we moved out shortly after)
- CNN is officially launched
- Estimated world population in 1980 is 4,434,682,000
- Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Martini Hingis, Kim Kardashian, Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguileria and Jake Gyllenhaal were all born in 1980.
- Peter Sellers, Mae West, Steve McQueen, Otto Frank(father of Anne Frank) and John Lennon passed away in 1980.
- Top grossing films Star Wars Episode V:Empire Strikes back, 9 to 5 and Stir Crazy.
- Academy awards for best picture - Ordinary People
- Golden Globe awards for best actor - Robert De Niro for Raging Bull
- Golden Raspberry awards for worst actress - Brooke Shields for Blue Lagoon
- Cannes film festival - All that jazz
- No. 1 song in the month I was born - Funky town by Lipps inc.
- Chinese astrology - Year of the Monkey
- The day I was born the song by Sting, Fields of Gold was number 1
- No.1 Bestseller, The Covenant by James A.Michener
If you can help me make it to 32 other interesting facts about 1980 I would love to hear.