What Happened on December 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A

Famous Deaths

  • Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
  • Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39