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)
  • Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Claudia Talanc√≥n, Mexican actress
  • Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
  • Zaz [Isabelle Geffroy], French singer-songwriter (Je veux), born in Tours, France

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa

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