On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • Apple makes its initial public offering on the US stock market - 38 years later it would become the first US company valued at over $1 trillion
  • US's copyright law amended to include computer programs

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), dies at 68
1980 Highlights

About December 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius