Tuesday December 02, 1980

US date format: 12/2/1980, UK date format: 2/12/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 2, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Arthur Jugnot and Jacki R Chan. In that special week of December people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Inside Moves, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rogue or Skiing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1980, at December 02 across the years or at December 1980 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana

Events

  • Four American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador.
  • Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.

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Famous Deaths

  • Romain Gary: French diplomat, novelist, film director...

Movies

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Country: United States of America

Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Country: United States of America

Inside Moves

Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Days to next December 02

If December 02, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie

Peter The Great

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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten.

A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide To The Birds

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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark …

Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote

Music For Chameleons

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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Side Effects

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A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is.

Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales

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“The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size.” — New York Times Book Review Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Rogue

Rogue

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Roguelike

Red Baron

Red Baron

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360, Games for Windows LIVE (via Game Room)

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Voodoo Castle

Voodoo Castle

Platform: Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, TRS-80, Vic 20, TI 99/4a, Commodore 64, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 02, 1980?

On December 02, 1980 several famous people were born including, Arthur Jugnot, Jacki R Chan, Adam Kreek.

Which famous people died on December 02, 1980?

Famous people died on December 02, 1980 include, Romain Gary.

What was the number one song in December 02, 1980?

The number one song in the week of December 02, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and Super Trouper by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on December 02, 1980?

The top hits on December 02, 1980 were Lady by Kenny Rogers, More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer, Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Super Trouper by Abba, There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir, Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie in UK.


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