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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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.

But much more happened on December 1980: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1980?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1980 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in Cementing Relationships
  • 02 Dec 1980 Four American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador.
  • 03 Dec 1980 New York Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-New Jersey and Murphy, D-NY, guilty
  • 04 Dec 1980 English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
  • 06 Dec 1980 Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
  • 08 Dec 1980 John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
  • 10 Dec 1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth.
  • 11 Dec 1980 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on first-class debut, New South Wales versus Victoria.
  • 12 Dec 1980 USA's copyright law amended to include computer programs.
  • 13 Dec 1980 Perfectly Frank closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 14 Dec 1980 Onward Victoria opens / closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
  • 15 Dec 1980 New York Yankees' Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, ten years $15 million.
  • 16 Dec 1980 US President-elect Ronald Reagan announces Alexander Haig as Secretary of State.
  • 17 Dec 1980 Mauritania provisional constitution published.
  • 18 Dec 1980 Vietnam adopts constitution.
  • 19 Dec 1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from Saint Kitts.
  • 20 Dec 1980 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin.
  • 21 Dec 1980 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions.
  • 22 Dec 1980 US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints Jean Kirkpatrick (UN delegate) and James Watt (Interior).
  • 24 Dec 1980 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • 26 Dec 1980 Richard Chase, the "Vampire of Sacramento," kills himself by overdose on San Quentin prison death row (born 1950).
  • 27 Dec 1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • 28 Dec 1980 MTxico terminates fishing agreements with US.
  • 29 Dec 1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
  • 30 Dec 1980 Wonderful World of Disney, last performance on NBC-TV
  • 31 Dec 1980 Senegal President Leopold Senghor resigns.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Inside Moves

Inside Moves

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Altered States

Altered States

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Country: United States of America

Nine to Five

Nine to Five

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

Seems Like Old Times

Seems Like Old Times

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Jay Sandrich

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1980?
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The Second Lady by Irving Wallace

The Second Lady

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The Second Lady

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

The Fifth Horseman

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In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.

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

A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

A Field Guide To The Birds

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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark …