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? 42 years, 1 month and 7 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