1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter FE), 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.
Real World Events
- Actress Katherine Waterston is born.
- The Academy Awards takes place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Alien wins Best Visual Effects and is nominated for Best Art Direction.
- Actress Olivia Munn is born.
- Actor Niall Matter is born.