Sunday October 12, 1980

US date format: 10/12/1980, UK date format: 12/10/1980

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Claudia Jamsson and Soledad Pastorutti. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. It's My Turn, directed by Claudia Weill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big City Comedy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warlords or Galactic Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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Events

  • 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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Movies

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It's My Turn

It's My Turn

Directed by: Claudia Weill

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland

Dostana

Dostana

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Times Square

Times Square

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

Foolin' Around

Foolin' Around

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Sport Games on October 12, 1980

Sport Games on October 12, 1980


NFL

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 17 - 12
  • Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 7 - 13
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 16
  • Cleveland Browns - Seattle Seahawks : 27 - 3
  • Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 14 - 14
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TV Series

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Big City Comedy

Big City Comedy

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Starring: Ludovic Kennedy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Les chevaux du soleil

Les chevaux du soleil

De familie Knots

De familie Knots

1000 år - En svensk historia

1000 år - En svensk historia

Days to next October 12

If October 12, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

The Spike

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The Spike

Sins Of The Fathers by Susan Howatch

Sins Of The Fathers

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"Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction."NASHVILLE BANNERThis is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world

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

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heli Fire

Heli Fire

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Dragon 32, Sharp X68000, SNES, PS2, Virtual Console, PS4

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu, Taito, Sega-Gremlin, Centuri, HAMSTER Corporation

Warlords

Warlords

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports/Racing/Thoroughbred horse racing/Gambling

Publisher: Mattel

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 12, 1980 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 12, 1980?

On October 12, 1980 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 12, 1980?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 12, 1980?

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

Which famous people are born on October 12, 1980?

On October 12, 1980 several famous people were born including, Claudia Jamsson, Soledad Pastorutti, Ledley King

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

The number one song in the week of October 12, 1980 was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police in UK

What were the top hits on October 12, 1980?

The top hits on October 12, 1980 were Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand, Upside Down by Diana Ross in US and Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police, DISCO by Ottawan, Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand in UK


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