What Happened on May 23, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Film release premierFilm Release

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Lane Garrison, American actor
  • Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer