On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1980

Historical Events

  • 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
  • Drummer Peter Criss quits rock band Kiss
  • Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157
  • In a referendum, 59.5% of Quebec voters reject separatism

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Kearns, American Baseball player
1980 Highlights

About May 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus