Friday 12 December 1980
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shares Apple and Dejene Berhanu.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers.
In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Velo misto.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Sea Duel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 December 1980 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Shares Apple: Apple Computer, founded by Steve Jobs, is worldwide known for personal computer, tablet computers, software and solutions for mobile communications and networks.
- Dejene Berhanu: Ethiopian runner (d. 2010).
- Dorin Goian: Romanian footballer.
- Berkant Göktan: Turkish-German footballer.
- Jean Lesage: Canadian lawyer and politician 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1980).
- USA's copyright law amended to include computer programs.
- Apple Computer becomes a publicly held company, selling 4.6 million shares at US$22 per share. More than 40 Apple employees and investors become instant millionaires. This is the largest initial public offering in the US since Ford's in 1956.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1980 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kenny Rogers - Lady
- Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Barbra Streisand - Guilty
- Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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