On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

Yugoslav President Josip Tito is buried

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

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

About May 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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