On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1980

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
John Williams
  • Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Raab, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
1980 Highlights

About May 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini