Wednesday November 12, 1980

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

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 12, 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 Ryan Gosling and Gustaf Skarsgård. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. In UK The Tide Is High by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Gregory's Girl, directed by Bill Forsyth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Side Effects by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Missile Command or Boxing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
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Events

  • New York City Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

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Movies

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Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Ram Balram

Ram Balram

Directed by: Vijay Anand

Starring: Zeenat Aman, Rekha, Ajit, Prem Chopra

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Country: United States of America

Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

Directed by: Steven Paul

Starring: Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kaye Ballard

Mama Dracula

Mama Dracula

Directed by: Boris Szulzinger

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Maria Schneider, Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Alexander Wajnberg

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TV Series

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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

Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Days to next November 12

If November 12, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Second Lady by Irving Wallace

The Second Lady

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The Second Lady

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.

American Dreams by Studs Terkel

American Dreams

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Back in print, the book the New York Times Book Review called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, Helen and Scott Nearing.

Number 1 by Billy Martin and Peter Golenbock

Number 1

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Written at the period of his tumultuous ride as manager of the Yankees, Billy Martin proves why he was the heart and soul of the club. It

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Castle

Star Castle

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel

Platform: Apple II, DOS, TRS-80, VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit.

Genre: Sci-Fi CRPG

Publisher: Epyx

Missile Command

Missile Command

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: NA Atari Inc.; EU Sega; NA Nintendo (Game Boy)

Boxing

Boxing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 12, 1980?

On November 12, 1980 several famous people were born including, Ryan Gosling, Gustaf Skarsgård, Benoît Pedretti.

Which famous people died on November 12, 1980?

Famous people died on November 12, 1980 include, Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Andrei Amalrik, Haya van Someren-Downer.

What was the number one song in November 12, 1980?

The number one song in the week of November 12, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on November 12, 1980?

The top hits on November 12, 1980 were Lady by Kenny Rogers, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, The Wanderer by Donna Summer in US and The Tide Is High by Blondie, Super Trouper by Abba, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK.


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