Friday December 19, 1980

US date format: 12/19/1980, UK date format: 19/12/1980

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 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 Jake Gyllenhaal and Marla Sokoloff. 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. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chain Reaction. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Balloon or Golf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 19, 1980?


Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from Saint Kitts.
  • Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater.
  • Iran requests US$24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages.

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Movies

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Secret Valley

Secret Valley

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Richard Arlen, Virginia Grey, Norman Willis, Russell Hicks

Island Claws

Island Claws

Directed by: Hernan Cardenas

Starring: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

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

TV Series

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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1980?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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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

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey

Crisis Investing

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Crisis Investing

The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith

The Coming Currency Collapse

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The Coming Currency Collapse and What You Can Do About It

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down

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With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

The Origin by Irving Stone

The Origin

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From his 1831 voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to his death in 1882, Charles Darwin experiences grueling sea passages, conducts demanding scientific research, and encounters opposition to his theory of evolution

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Balloon

Crazy Balloon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Taito

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Platform: Arcade Game, Microtan 65

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Data East; NA Gremlin/Sega

Compu-Spell

Compu-Spell

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Language arts, Spelling

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Golf

Golf

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Boxing

Boxing

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 19, 1980?

On December 19, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marla Sokoloff, Fabian Bourzat.

What was the number one song in December 19, 1980?

The number one song in the week of December 19, 1980 was Lady by Kenny Rogers in US and There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir in UK.

What were the top hits on December 19, 1980?

The top hits on December 19, 1980 were Lady by Kenny Rogers, More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer, (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon in US and There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir, Super Trouper by Abba, (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon in UK.


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