What Happened on May 20, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
  • Drummer Peter Criss quits 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

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies