What Happened on April 13, 1980

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

44th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 23 year old Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his first Masters, 4 strokes ahead of Jack Newton and Gibby Gilbert

  • Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" closes at Majestic Theatre, NYC, after 3,388 performances (including Broadhurst and Royale Theatre runs)
  • Musical "Reggae", starring Philip Michael Thomas, closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • US and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia's invasion of Afghanistan
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Quentin Richardson, American basketball guard/small forward (NBA Three-Point Contest champion 2005 NY Knicks; LA Clippers), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver, dies at 23

About April 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Working My Way Back To You - Forgive Me Girl (Medley) - Detroit Spinners