On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1980

Historical Events

  • 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
1980 Highlights

About December 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius