On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award

Historic Event

NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

  • US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustaf SkarsgĂ„rd, Swedish actor (Vikings), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • Trent Acid, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer and dissident (Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984), dies in a car accident at 42
  • Haya Victoria van Someren-Downer [Gerarda Victoria Downer], Dutch politician, dies at 54
1980 Highlights

About November 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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