On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1980

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 cricket batsman (13 Tests, top score 148; 125 ODIs), born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Mubarak Hassan Shami, Qatari athlete (Vienna 2005, Prague 2006, Paris 2007 marathons), born in Baringo, Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Levene, American Broadway actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
1980 Highlights

About December 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius