On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1980

Historical Events

  • 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 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
1980 Highlights

About July 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer