What Happened on May 23, 1980

Historical Events

Cannes Film Festival

33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Film Release

Horror film "The Shining" released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King


Famous Birthdays

  • Chrisl Gethard, American comedian, writer, talk show host and podcaster (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Lane Garrison, American actor
  • Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
1980 Highlights

About May 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: What's Another Year - Johnny Logan