On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
  • Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
  • IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
  • Vietnam adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestChristina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants), born in Staten Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76