On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"
  • US Justice Department sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination

Famous Birthdays

  • Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Levene, American Broadway actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75