Thursday December 11, 1980

US date format: 12/11/1980, UK date format: 11/12/1980

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Rider Strong in San Francisco and Arya . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Zap or Terrorist.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Dirk Wellham scores 100 on first-class debut, New South Wales versus Victoria.
  • The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

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Movies

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Altered States

Altered States

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States of America

First Family

First Family

Directed by: Buck Henry

Starring: Bob Newhart, Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin

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

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 11

If December 11, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow

Loon Lake

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The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression.

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett

The Key To Rebecca

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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

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 …

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet

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low-sodium recipes modified-fat recipes modified-cholesterol recipes low-fat cookbook

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

Rage of Angels

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A memorable, mesmerizing heroineJennifer -- brilliant, beautiful, an attorney on the way up until the Mafia's schemes win her the hatred of an implacable enemy -- and a love more destructive than hate.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Zap

Space Zap

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade, action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Skiing

Skiing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Activision

Musician

Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Terrorist

Terrorist

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco


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