On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1980

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • US Coast Guard Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Raab, American television personality, born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Gotye [Wouter De Backer], Belgian-Australian rock singer-songwriter ("Someone That I Used to Know"), born in Bruges, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Ida KamiƄska, Polish stage and screen actress, director, and writer (The Shop on Main Street; Mother Courage and Her Children), dies at 80
1980 Highlights

About May 21, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini