On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1980

Historical Events

  • Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

Sports History

NY Islanders' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Mike Bossy scores 4 goals in a 6-6 tie against visiting Minnesota North Stars

Famous Birthdays

  • Willie Parker, American football running back (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Clinton, North Carolina

Famous Weddings

Norman Mailer

Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

1980 Highlights

About November 11, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)

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