On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Rock Lobster" by B-52s hits #56
  • Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • Stanley Cup Final, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY: In first Finals appearance, NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4 in OT for a 4 games to 2 series win

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy L. Sullivan, American actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right), born in Long Island, New York
  • Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress (Fly Me To Polaris) and cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
1980 Highlights

About May 24, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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