What Happened on December 24th, 1980

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)