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?"
- Fans of CBS's Dallas television series
- Jack Nicholson, in 'TheThe Shining'
- 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:
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)
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
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:
Air Supply, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, Blondie, Boz Scaggs, The Brothers Johnson, Christopher Cross, Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Dr. Hook, Earth, Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), George Benson, Jermaine Jackson, John Lennon, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, Kool & the Gang, Micheal Jackson, Pat Benatar, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Olivia Newton-John, Prince, Queen, Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, Shalamar, The Spinners, S.O.S. Band, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, The Whispers
- Source: http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1980.html#sthash.1oSMQkzG.dpuf