On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1980

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
  • [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1980 Highlights

About November 17, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio