Events in Film & Television in December 1980

  • Dec 1 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 President-elect Ronald Reagan announces Alexander Haig Jr. as 59th Secretary of State

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "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
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Actress
Cathy Moriarty
  • Dec 20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • Dec 22 US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)
  • Dec 30 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV