On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1980

Historical Events

Film Premier

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

Sports History

Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

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? 41 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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