What Happened on May 9, 1980

Historical Events

  • 35 motorists die when roadway collapses after Liberian freighter 'Summit Venture' rams Sunshine Skyway Bridge, during a squall (Tampa Bay, Florida)
  • Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
  • Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer (Olympicss - gold, 2000 & 2004), born in Southport, Queensland
  • Tony Schmidt, German racing driver
1980 Highlights

About May 9, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 30 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