What Happened on May 16, 1980

Historical Events

  • 34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
  • Former Buggles members Geoff Downes & Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman in Yes

Album Release

Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Melanie Lofton, American Journalist
  • Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
Born in 1980

About May 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 5 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