On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1980

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

  • Denny Hamlin, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2016, 19, 20), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dustin Kensrue, American singer- songwriter (Thrice), born in Irvine, California
  • Fran├žois Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • Junichi Okada, Japanese pop singer (V6), and actor, born in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
  • Luke Chadwick, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Conn Smythe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-61; Stanley Cup x 8), dies of heart failure at 85
1980 Highlights

About November 18, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio