On This Day

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

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

About May 16, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus