On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRyan 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/dissident, dies 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? 40 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio