On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1980

Historical Events

  • 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Kreek, Canadian rower (Olympic gold eights 2008; World C'ship gold 2002-3, 07), born in London, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer dies at 83
  • Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914)
1980 Highlights

About December 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius