On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1980

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 (World C'ships gold 50k walk 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

1980 Highlights

About May 1, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus