What Happened on May 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
  • Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as British SAS and police storm the building

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonnie Lynn Gagnon, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1997)
  • DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79