On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
  • NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • 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