On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1980

Historical Events

  • Konstantinos Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece
  • Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building

Famous Birthdays

  • DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer (Israel national team captain), born in Dimona, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Vandercammen, French-Belgian painter and poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
1980 Highlights

About May 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus