On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1980

Historical Events

  • Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

Famous Birthdays

  • Royce Ring, American baseball player, born in La Mesa, California

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMarc Connelly

Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90

Playwright Marc Connelly
Marc Connelly

1980 Highlights

About December 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius