What Happened on May 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Famous Birthdays

  • Lane Garrison, American actor
  • Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer