On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Larry Gatlin and Crystal Gayle win
  • Amer Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker (gold medal 50k walk World Champs 2017), born in Santarém, Portugal
  • Zaz [Isabelle Geffroy], French singer-songwriter (Je veux), born in Tours, France

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko