On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1980

Historical Events

  • "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
  • Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League president

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JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC

Romantic Painter J. M. W. Turner
Romantic Painter
J. M. W. Turner

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Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

1980 Highlights

About May 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini