On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Bravo" network premieres on cable TV

CameraFamous Photo

Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before he is murdered on the same day

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandt Snedeker, American golfer (US Masters 2008, British Open 2012 3rd), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths


MurderJohn Lennon

John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and murdered in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

1980 Highlights

About December 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius