What Happened on December 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 10th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Penn State beats #11 Ohio State, 31-19
  • Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.

Famous Birthdays

  • Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
  • Todd Dunivant, American soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)