Very few of us can give a precise answer. Oh, we can provide a general answer such as we were in college or started a new job in that time frame but we can't be exact. We probably can't even say who we were with and what we were doing precisely. And that's not odd, that's human nature.
When we look back many years the details fade as do many of the people we associated with at the time. And the world has always been abounding in rumors, but we seldom do the necessary due diligence with our own thought processes to search for the real truth. It's much easier to accept the salacious actions as fact, not realizing that doing so will destroy the life and reputation of the person under character assault.
Now I don't know if Judge Roy Moore is guilty or not, but there have been no charges, just claims, and today they are being pushed by none other than Gloria Allred, a lawyer with a sordid legal reputation who seldom files a case. She just runs to the media with juicy and sordid commentary and they, in turn, lap it up and report it almost as if it's a fact.
We are also learning that a large problem with inappropriate behavior exists right in the halls of Congress where the politicians throwing selective stones are seated. And it appears there is acceptance of that claim as fact since the elected members are now required to attend sexual awareness training themselves. This is the same body that writes laws for us but exempts itself, so it's no wonder that we, the people now rate their performance in the toilet. That's an appropriate place for those who dwell in a corrupt cesspool.
So, back to my question and my own answer. In 1980 I was working in a federal job as a personnel manager in the mid-Atlantic. What specifically was I doing on the day cited in the question? Well, I assume I was at my job if that day was a workday, but that's about all I can say other than generalizations of the requirements of my job. I doubt that Roy Moore can either and I would be just as doubtful about those making claims about him as well. When you wait generations to report something, the facts get juggled and confused and the validity of the claim becomes indeed very cloudy. I'll just leave it at that.
Anyone who sexually abuses another person deserves deserves a special place in hell. Those abusing children deserve it the most. And if there is real evidence, he or she should be vigorously prosecuted. But to do that requires a charge and the ability of the person being charged to respond after discovery is complete. Without that, we open the door to a society run by "he said, she said" which, when assumed to be so and accepted without investigation and legal action, turns a society into chaos and selective tyranny. God will make the ultimate judgment no matter what happens on this earth.
Look, I refuse to judge the man on the basis of rumors and, due to the timing, political dirty tricks. I hope he is being truthful, but it is highly likely we will never know the truth. But for others in high places to demand his withdrawal from an election at a time when the very people pushing for it have an axe to grind against the man, is disgusting. Let Alabama make the decision, not politicians who live their own lives and run their own operation in a hypocritical fashion themselves. Allowing themselves to be judge, jury and executioner without trial by destroying a reputation is outrageous. They live in a glass house in the middle of a swamp. It's time to clean it and drain it. The same can be said of the press as well.