On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1980

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

John Wayne Gacy goes on trial for the murder of 33 young men in Cook County, Illinois

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Poirier, Canadian actress, born in Drummondville, Canada
  • Luke Ravenstahl, American politician, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress & singer, born in Kanazawa, Japan
1980 Highlights

About February 6, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius