On This Day

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)
1980 Highlights

About December 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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