On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1980

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

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Actress Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 41 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini