What Happened on May 14, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
  • Department of Health & Human Services begins operation
  • Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, dies at 79

About May 14, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: What's Another Year - Johnny Logan