Friday December 05, 1980

US date format: 12/5/1980, UK date format: 5/12/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 5, 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 Jessica Paré and Tamara Feldman. 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 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 The Prisoner or Computer Bismarck.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Movies

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Inside Moves

Inside Moves

Directed by: Richard Donner

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

Seems Like Old Times

Seems Like Old Times

Directed by: Jay Sandrich

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

The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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

Any Which Way You Can

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

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Days to next December 05

If December 05, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 7 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?

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck

Platform: Apple II and TRS-80[1]

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

SOS

SOS

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Namco

Musician

Musician

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure

Platform: Apple ][

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 05, 1980?

On December 05, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jessica Paré, Tamara Feldman, Shizuka Ito.

What was the number one song in December 05, 1980?

The number one song in the week of December 05, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and Super Trouper by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on December 05, 1980?

The top hits on December 05, 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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