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). 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 Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Inside Moves, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Fighter or Star Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

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

Seems Like Old Times

Directed by: Jay Sandrich

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume

The Mirror Crack'd

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

Any Which Way You Can

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Country: United States of America

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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


  • Four American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador.

    Famous Deaths

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

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 02, 1980?

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

The Tenth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

The #1New York Times–bestselling author proves that he is indeed “a master of suspense” in this thriller of a covetous clergyman (The Washington Post). Joshua Bigg, an investigator for a Manhattan law firm, usually spends his days tracking down witnesses …

The Fifth Horseman

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

The Origin

By: Irving Stone

From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

The Sky'S The Limit

By: Wayne Dyer

Are you ready to take charge of your life and become a NO LIMIT person? This book contains the things you need to know to reach your maximum potential.

The Key To Rebecca

By: Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Platform: Arcade ColecoVision

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Universal Entertainment Corporation

Star Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

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