On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1980

Historical Events

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe

Famous Deaths

  • Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, dies at 74
1980 Highlights

About July 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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