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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 12, 1980?
- 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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- 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in LA
- Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 12, 1980?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
- Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
- Diana Ross - Upside Down
- Air Supply - All Out Of Love
- Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
- Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
- Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
- Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
- The Doobie Brothers - Real Love
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)
- Queen With Wyclef Jean Featuring Pras And Free - Another One Bites The Dust
- Zapp - More Bounch To The Ounce
- Michael Henderson - Wide Receiver (Part I)
- George Benson - Give Me The Night
- Dynasty - I've Just Begun To Love You
- LTD - Where Did We Go Wrong
- Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
- Stacy Lattisaw - Let Me Be Your Angel
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Sport Games on October 12, 1980
- 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 12If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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