Tuesday December 30, 1980

US date format: 12/30/1980, UK date format: 30/12/1980

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 30, 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 Eliza Dushku and Renaud Écalle. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980 while White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rosa... de lejos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mystery House or Sengoku Ninja Tai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day

Events

  • Wonderful World of Disney, last performance on NBC-TV

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States of America

Scanners

Scanners

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Country: United States of America

Fear No Evil

Fear No Evil

Directed by: Frank LaLoggia

Starring: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Rosa... de lejos

Rosa... de lejos

Directed by: María Herminia Avellaneda

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The Settlers

The Settlers

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Days to next December 30

If December 30, 1980 is your birthday you're 39 years, 8 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1981?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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White House Years by Henry Kissinger

White House Years

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Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins

Memories Of Another Day

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“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

Portraits by Cynthia Freeman

Portraits

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From New York’s Lower East Side to San Francisco, four generations of an immigrant family in America come to vivid life in this timeless saga by bestselling author Cynthia FreemanIn an

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Akalabeth: World of Doom

Platform: Apple II, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Co.

Dragster

Dragster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Activision

Mystery House

Mystery House

Platform: Apple II, PC-6001, PC-8801 iOS, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: On-Line Systems

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Sengoku Ninja Tai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Musician

Musician

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

Genre: Music

Publisher: Philips

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 30, 1980?

On December 30, 1980 several famous people were born including, Eliza Dushku, Renaud Écalle, Catherine Mengue.

What was the number one song in December 30, 1980?

The number one song in the week of December 30, 1980 was Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band 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 30, 1980?

The top hits on December 30, 1980 were Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band, Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes, Rock With You by Michael Jackson in US and There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir, Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, I Have A Dream by Abba in UK.


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