What Happened on February 8, 1980

Famous Birthdays

  • Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"), born in Dingley Village, Australia
  • Ralf Little, English actor/comedian (The Royle Family), born in Bury, England
  • William Jackson Harper, American actor (The Good Place), born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1980

Famous Divorces

David Bowie

Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces British singer David Bowie (33) after just under 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nikos Xilouris, Greek folk singer-songwriter, dies of lung and brain cancer at 43
1980 Highlights

About February 8, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: The Special AKA Live! EP - The Special AKA