What Happened on July 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.

World Record

British runner Steve Ovett breaks countryman Sebastian Coe's world record for the mile in 3:48.8 in Oslo, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, dies at 74

About July 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean