On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances

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

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Musical "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
  • US and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia's invasion of Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Quentin Richardson, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver, dies at 23
1980 Highlights

About April 13, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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