What Happened on May 7, 1980

Historical Events

  • Paul Geidel Jr, American murderer, and longest-serving prison inmate in the United States, paroled after 68 years, 296 days, at the age of 86.
  • Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC

Event of Interest

Yugoslav President Josip Tito is buried

1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey (won 1st Big Brother), born in London, England
Born in 1980

About May 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners