What Happened on October 12, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 149 performances
  • 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Los Angeles
  • MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2

Famous Birthdays

  • Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

Dustin Hoffman

Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) weds businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen (26) in Roxbury, Connecticut

1980 Highlights

About October 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police