What Happened on December 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • 10th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Penn State beats #11 Ohio State, 31-19
  • Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.

Famous Deaths

  • Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)

About December 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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