What Happened on August 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • Nicaragua celebrates the end of their National Literary Crusade - a massive effort over five months that reduced illiteracy from 50% to 12% [1]
  • Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.

Album Release

Warner Bros, Records releases "One-Trick Pony", the fifth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it features the song "Late in the Evening" and was accompanied by a dramatic film of the same name, written by and starring Simon


Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Swain, American actress
  • Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter
  • Maggie Lawson, American actress
  • Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American musician (Relient K)
1980 Highlights

About August 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

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