On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1980

Historical Events

  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds

Historic Event

US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints Jeanne Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Carmack, American actor, born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Weddings

Martin Short

Actor Martin Short (30) weds comic actress Nancy Dolman (29)

1980 Highlights

About December 22, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
  • UK #1 Song: There's No One Quite Like Grandma - St Winifred's School Choir