On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1980

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Cathy Moriarty
  • Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
  • Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
  • Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Marla Sokoloff, American actress
1980 Highlights

About December 19, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius